June 13th, 2012|
June 13, 2012
Three aircrafts crash near Delmarva in three days, reports Delmarvanow!com. Luckily, there were no injuries.
Shortly before 1 p.m. on Monday, a small engine plane was attempting to land in a field on the Delaware side of the bistate municipality. The Delaware State Police said that after the plane had landed and began to taxi forward, it flipped over. The pilot, who was unhurt, was able to free himself.
Less than an hour earlier, an unmanned Navy drone crashed in Dorchester County. The 44-foot craft was on a routine training flight when it crashed near swampy Bloodsworth Island across the Chesapeake Bay from the southern Maryland naval air station. This station is 65 miles southwest of Washington and is the home of the Navy’s test pilots school, drone operations, and principal research center for aircraft and support systems.
A third crash took place Saturday night in Somerset County. It involved a Mosquito Ultralight helicopter. Maryland State Police said that the pilot told them that the helicopter had engines problems and that he was forced to make an emergency landing.
All of the crashes are still under investigation by local law enforcement or the US Coast Guard or the Federal Aviation Administration.