Friday, September 18, 2015

Incident occurred September 18, 2015 in Taneytown, Carroll County, Maryland

A Taneytown man is being treated for injuries he sustained Friday morning when his ultralight aircraft crashed near his home soon after take off, according to Maryland State Police.

Ronald O. Bonnette, 66, is undergoing treatment at the Carroll Hospital Center, according to an MSP news release. There were no passengers on board.

Troopers at the Maryland State Police Westminster Barrack were dispatched to a reported plane crash in the 3200 block of Kump Station Road near Taneytown shortly before 11:30 a.m. Friday. Fire and EMS personnel had also responded to the scene.

Bonnette housed his Rans Coyote ultralight aircraft at the home of a neighbor, who has a grass airstrip, according to police. He told investigators he was taking off from the grass strip this morning when the aircraft suddenly lost power, according to the news release. He descended and landed hard on the landing gear.

There was no fire. No one was injured on the ground.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified and an FAA investigator responded to the scene, according to police.


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