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Maryland Authorities Rescue 2 Men From Plane Stuck in Trees

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LAUREL, Md. (AP)- Rescue teams in Maryland used ropes and ladders to free two men from a plane that hung suspended from trees 50 feet (15 meters) in the air after crashing into a wooded area.           

News outlets report the plane downed near the Tipton Airport in Laurel on Tuesday. Maryland State Police identified the pilot as 55-year-old Thomas Falk and the passenger as 59-year-old James Palazak. Both men were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.           

Photos from the scene show the small, damaged plane lodged into trees and caught in the branches.           

A State Police news release said investigators think the plane may have experienced engine failure.           

It's the second plane crash in Maryland in a week. On Sept. 12 four people were injured when an aircraft crashed into a Bowie highway.

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