Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
AIRCRAFT LANDED LONG AND HIT A FENCE. MITCHELLVILLE, MARYLAND
No one was injured, Maryland State Police said.
The Cessna 172P Skyhawk II crashed into a fence close to eastbound Route 50, slowing traffic on the highway.
The plane was being flown by a student pilot, state police said.
Prince George's County Fire also responded to the scene. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transpiration Safety Board were contacted and will be conducting a follow-up investigation.
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Authorities say the plane crashed into a small fence that borders US-50.
The crash apparently happened during landing training when the pilot overshot the runway.
The plane was identified as a Cessna 172P Skyhawk II, according to Mark Brady, a spokesperson for EMS and fire services in Prince Georges County.
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BOWIE, Md. (ABC7) — A small plane hit a fence bordering Rt. 50 while attempting a landing at Freeway Airport in Bowie, fire and police officials say.
A Cessna 172 with a student pilot in control overshot the runway at about 2:45 p.m., according to a Maryland State Police spokesperson. The only passenger in the four-seater was the instructor.
No injuries have been reported, says Mark Brady, Prince George's County Fire PIO.
Although there were no lane closures, traffic delays extended about three miles on Eastbound Rt. 50, police say .
The registered owner of the plane is Freeway Airport, Inc. in Mitchellville, Md., according to public records.
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A Cessna 172P Skyhawk II plane overshot the runway while landing at Freeway Airport and skidded into the fence at the edge of the property, just a few feet from the shoulder of westbound Route 50 near Bowie.
The accident happened about 2:45 on Thursday afternoon.
There were no injuries reported, according to Mark Brady, a spokesman for the Prince George's County fire department.
Apparently, the plane was being operated at the time by a trainee, who was in the process of building up enough hours to qualify for a pilot's license.
Maryland State Police were handling the investigation, Brady said.
The accident happened off to the right side of the highway and did not necessitate any lane closures. However, drivers passing by slowed to have a look at the plane, which crashed nose-first into the fence, causing extended backups on westbound Route 50. At one point, the backup was three miles long, according to police.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will be conducting a follow up investigation, state police said.
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MITCHELLVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a small plane landing at a Prince George's County airport crashed into a fence. No one was hurt.
Troopers said in a news release that about 2:45 p.m. Thursday, a student pilot and a trainer were in a Cessna 172P Skyhawk II in Mitchellville.
Police say the student pilot was landing the plane went it went off the end of the runway and crashed into a fence that separates the airport from US Route 50.
Troopers say the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transpiration Safety Board have been notified.
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