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Pilot Forced to Make Emergency Crash Landing


Ridgely, Md. - A single-engine Cessna was destroyed after a power failure forced a pilot to make an emergency landing Tuesday morning in Caroline County.

Maryland State Police responded to the call about a plane crash just before 9 a.m. The pilot, identified as 69-year-old William Hatch was the only person on the aircraft. He was not injured in the crash.

Hatch told authorities he was trying to turn the plane around and land when the aircraft lost power. The Cessna 170 Model 1947 crashed into the ground as Hatch was attempting to make an emergency landing. 

The plane crashed into a farm next to the Ridgley Airport. No injuries were reported from the ground.

Police notified the National Transportation Safety Board about the incident, but many investigators remain furloughed due to the partial government shutdown.


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