Anne Arundel County plane crash damages homes
A plane crashed into a mobile home Thursday morning in Anne Arundel County, officials say.
The plane hit a home on South Bruce Street near Brock Bridge Road, according to reports. Officials say the 70-year-old pilot, Ronald Dixon, was conscious and alert when first responders arrived. He suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.
He was taken to a nearby trauma center for treatment of undisclosed injuries. No one on the ground was injured in the crash.
An FAA official tells WMAR-TV that the plane, a Beechcraft BE-23 aircraft, had just taken off from Suburban Airport, a public airfield near Laurel. There's no immediate word as to why the plane went down.
The damaged plane could be seen partially split in two next to a mobile home.
It was an incredibly close call for Crystal Brisbon and her family, who were at home watching TV.
The single engine plane hit the tree next to her mobile home and, before slamming into two neighboring home, ripped into a baby’s bedroom.
“It was scary,” Brisbon says. “They were fortunate, they weren't home, all of us were home, it came so close, that could have been our home.”
Dixon was on his way to York, Pennsylvania to deliver the plane to its new owner. Witnesses say a resident pulled him from the wreckage.
The NTSB is now investigating but says, according to witness statements, the plane may have been traveling about 60 miles an hour when it hit the homes.