- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

TANEYTOWN, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police say a pilot was hurt when his ultralight aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff in Taneytown.

Troopers say 66-year-old Ronald Bonnette of Taneytown took off from a neighbor’s grass airstrip about 11:30 a.m. Friday. Police say the aircraft suddenly lost power, and Bonnette descended and landed hard on the landing gear.

Authorities say Bonnette was taken to Carroll Hospital. No one on the ground was hurt.

Troopers have notified the Federal Aviation Administration of the crash.


This story has been corrected to show the pilot was injured, not killed.



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