Two injured, three dead in mid-air collision near Maryland airport
Friday, October 24, 2014
A helicopter and a small airplane collided nearin , just after 3:40 yesterday afternoon (1940 ). The collision was reported around a (one and a half ) from the airport, just north of .
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the helicopter was on a training mission when it collided with a . The helicopter had three people aboard while the Cirrus had two. Both people aboard the Cirrus were injured and all three aboard the helicopter were killed in the collision.
The two injured people from the plane were checked out at a hospital and have since been released.
The plane was still mostly in one piece while a witness reported the helicopter was unrecognizable.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) heads the investigation.
- 3 dead after helicopter, small plane collide mid-air in Maryland" — , October 24, 2014. "
- Mila Mimica, Jackie Bensen. "3 Dead, 2 Injured in Mid-Air Collision Near Frederick Municipal Airport" — , October 24, 2014