News Release, Maryland State Police
(ODENTON, MD) – Maryland State Police are on the scene of a plane crash in Anne Arundel County.
Around 6:15 p.m. this evening, troopers from the Maryland State Police Glen Burnie Barrack responded to a wooded area near the Tipton Airport in Anne Arundel County for the report of a plane crash. For unknown reasons at this time, the plane landed in the trees in the area of Bald Eagle Road and Maryland Route 198.
The pilot is identified as Thomas Falk, 55, of Silver Spring, Maryland. The second occupant is identified as James Palazak, 59, Columbia, Maryland. Both were transported to the R Adam Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
The plane is a Sonata Tampico and was stuck in the trees approximately fifty feet above the ground with the two occupants still inside when emergency responders arrived. The preliminary investigation indicates the plane may have had engine failure according to investigators on the scene.
All images courtesy of the Howard County Fire, EMS & Rescue
State Police have notified officials with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration. Those agencies will be responsible for investigating the cause of the crash.
State troopers from the Glen Burnie Barrack responded to the scene. Anne Arundel County Fire Department personnel and police officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department also responded for assistance. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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