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WATCH: Small plane crashes into tree in Hanover

Posted at 7:02 PM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 09:50:48-04

HANOVER, Md. (WMAR) — A small plane flying from Tipton Airport crashed down into a tree Tuesday night in the area of Bald Eagle Drive and Route 198 in Laurel.

Anne Arundel County Fire officials say two men ages 55 and 59 suffered minor injuries and were transported to Shock Trauma.

One of the victims, a student pilot was easily rescued within 25 minutes.

The other victim is an instructor and was higher up in the tree. Crews needed a rope and over an hour to rescue him.

"The patient was reported conscious, alert, and oriented so they didn't have to place any special precautions like a basket," said Russ Davies, of the Anne Arundel Fire Department.

"They're very fortunate we've had fatal plane crashes here at Tipton, also at Lee Airport so I would say in this situation they're very fortunate," Davies said.

As of Tuesday night, the plane was still in the tree but not leaking or causing any issues.

The FAA is now handling the investigation to figure out who was flying at the time of the crash and the cause.