Plane involved in Maryland crash departed from Cleveland Regional Jetport
Three people are dead and two other injured after a small airplane and a helicopter collided mid-air around 3:30 p.m. Thursday near the Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland.
The airplane had departed from the Cleveland Regional Jetport Thursday.
The Cirrus SR 22 was owned by Graeves Auto and Appliances out of Olney, Maryland. Mark Fidler, director of the Cleveland Regional Jetport says the Cirrus flies into the area regularly to do business in Cleveland.
No one from Cleveland was reportedly on the aircraft.
The Associated Press reports that the Cirrus SR 22 aircraft was heading to the airport and an R44 helicopter was involved in a training exercise when the collision occurred near the southwest corner of the airport.
WBAL out of Baltimore reports that "National Transportation Safety Board investigator Brian Rayner said the two occupants of the airplane were released from the hospital, one was uninjured and one suffered a laceration to the forehead."
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.