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Pilot and passenger dead following a small plane crash in Carroll County

Posted at 1:47 PM, Aug 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-19 19:06:19-04

Two people were killed this morning when a small plane crashed soon after take-off in Carroll County.

Emergency service responders pronounced the pilot and the passenger of a 2006 Ultralight Quicksilver single engine plane dead after their plane crashed a little before 11:00 a.m.

Maryland State Police at the Westminster Barrack were dispatched to the 1200 block of Baugher Road for the report of a plane crash. Fire and rescue personnel from the Carroll County Fire Department were already on the scene when troopers arrived.

The single engine plane was located in an open field. However, the pilot and one passenger were the only people on-board.

Preliminary information from investigators shows that the plane had just taken off from a private airstrip when it crashed, so the incident is said to have occurred not too far from the airstrip.

This crash is being investigated by the FAA.

"After authorities release the names of the victims, the FAA will release the aircraft registration," said FAA Public Affairs Officer Kathleen Bergen.

NTSB is also trying to determine the cause of the accident.