Thursday, September 21, 2017

Clear Spring, Washington County, Maryland

CLEAR SPRING — Authorities have called off the search for a possible downed plane in a mountainous area north of Clear Spring after finding nothing, according to a Washington County 911 supervisor.

Searchers thought they might have found something related to a plane in the area of Mercersburg Road, but discovered only hunters, the supervisor said.

The search was ended at 8:49 p.m., the supervisor said.

Search crews fanned out in the 13000 block of Mercersburg Road after a resident reported they thought they saw a plane go down, according to the supervisor.

Authorities were not able to learn of any planes that had been missing in the area.

The call of the possible crash was reported at 7:10 p.m., the supervisor said.

Members of the Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Department were part of the search, with crews using off-road vehicles and other equipment. A Maryland State Police Helicopter also was involved.

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