HURLOCK, Md.— Authorities are investigating after a private plane crashed early Sunday morning in Hurlock.
Maryland State Police said 44-year-old Matthew D. Sommer of Whitefordwas operating a white-and-yellow, single engine Mooney M10 plane when he approached the airstrip at 4620 Williamsburg Church Road shortly after midnight. A witness told police the aircraft nose-dived abruptly, crashed into the ground, and skidded to a stop.
Sommer was flown by MSP helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Police closed traffic on Williamsburg Church Road to allow emergency response units from Dorchester County to provide medical assistance while deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office assisted the Maryland State Police in securing the area and directing traffic.
Delmarva Power sent crews to the scene within an hour to repair downed power lines that caused a power outage in the surrounding area.
The FAA has taken over investigation of the crash.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:19:20 GMT
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