WEB: Plane Bound for Moore Crashes
A plane bound for Southern Pines crashed in Maryland Wednesday, killing several people.
A Piper PA-30 crashed in a field near Trappe just north of the Choptank River, according to Maryland State Police 1st Sgt. Russell Newell.
"None aboard the plane are believed to have survived the crash," Newell said.
But he added that troopers are not sure how many people were aboard the two-engine propeller plane. Some media reports have said that there were three people aboard the plane.
Authorities have not released the names of those aboard the plane. Newell said that troopers have not released the plane's tail number, but members of the media on the crash scene have used it to determine that the plane originated in White Plains, N.Y., and was headed for the Moore County Airport.
A U.S. Navy radar station called the State Police at about 10 a.m. when it lost contact with the aircraft. Troopers and rescuers responded to the area and found the crash site near U.S. 50.
The plane did not strike any dwellings or occupied structures, Newell said.
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