Pilot dies after ultralight plane crashes in Maryland

Posted at 6:33 AM, Jun 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-26 06:34:23-04

Maryland State Police say an ultralight aircraft has crashed and its pilot has died.

Police say Michael Malick, 71, died Sunday after being transported to Nanticoke Hospital from the crash site in Caroline County.

Police say Malick was flying an ultralight aircraft when he lost control shortly after takeoff at a privately owned grass airfield.

Police say they believe the plane hit a power line, and witnesses say the plane spiraled to the ground. Police say a parachute appeared to have been deployed from the aircraft.

Both Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board officials have been notified of the crash.