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Location: Berlin, MD
Accident Number: ERA18LA181
Date & Time: 06/29/2018, 0920 EDT
Aircraft: Beech 35B33
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal
On June 29, 2018, about 0920 eastern daylight time, a Beech 35-B33, N9745Y, was substantially damaged during a forced landing shortly after takeoff from Ocean City Municipal Airport (OXB), Berlin, Maryland. The private pilot was seriously injured, and the passenger sustained minor injuries. A flight plan was filed for the personal flight that was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight was destined for a fuel stop in Dublin, Virginia, then continuing to Tullahoma, Tennessee.
The pilot stated he was instructed to climb to 3,000 ft, but the airplane had difficulty climbing. He made an emergency radio call that he was returning to the airport; however, the airplane was unable to fly to the runway, and the pilot performed a forced landing on a golf course. The pilot told first responders the engine lost all power. After landing there was a small postcrash fire in the engine compartment.
A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector examined the airplane where it came to rest, about 1/3 mile west of OXB. The left wing had leading edge damage and was canted upwards from midspan to the wingtip. The engine was partially separated from the airframe, and the landing gear was in the retracted position.
The four-seat, low-wing, retractable-gear equipped airplane was manufactured in 1963. It was powered by a Continental IO-470, 225-horsepower engine.
The pilot held a private pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single engine land and instrument airplane. His most recent FAA third-class airman medical certificate was issued on September 6, 2017, with the limitation, "Must wear corrective lenses."
At 0853, the weather conditions reported at OXB included, wind from 060° at 8 knots, visibility 10 statute miles, sky clear, temperature 28°C, dew point 20°C, and an altimeter setting of 30.00 inches of mercury.
The wreckage was retained for further examination.
Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information
Aircraft Make: Beech
Model/Series: 35B33 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Meteorological Information and Flight Plan
Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KOXB, 12 ft msl
Observation Time: 0853 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 20°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 60°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR/IFR
Departure Point: Berlin, MD (OXB)
Destination: Dublin, VA (PSK)
Wreckage and Impact Information
Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 38.311389, -75.130000
BERLIN, Md. - In Maryland, officials are still trying to figure out exactly what went wrong after a plane crashed at a golf course in Berlin.
The incident occurred shortly around 9:15 this morning at the Assateague Greens Golf Center.
The airplane, flown by Berlin couple Gary and Mary Mascelli, had just taken off from the Ocean City Municipal Airport.
Police say the couple was safely able to get out of the plane, which was on fire at the time.
We're told no one on the ground was injured. Gary was flown to PRMC while his wife was taken to the same hospital for treatment of their injuries.
"I swung by to take a look and basically I could see the airplane from the street no fire, lots and lots of emergency vehicles I didn't see any lights on so apparently there wasn't a great deal of damage hopefully," said a witness Bob Hudson.
Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.wmdt.com
Lt. Earl Starner gives details about the plane crash at Assateague Greens Golf Center in Berlin, Maryland on Friday.
The small plane that crashed Friday morning on the Assateague Greens golf course was carrying two Berlin residents, state police reported.
The Beech 35-B33 Debonair was being flown by Guerrino Mascelli, 60, and Mary Mascelli, 60, both of Berlin, according to Ron Snyder, a Maryland State Police public information officer.
Guerrino Mascelli was airlifted to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, and Mary Mascelli was taken by ambulance to the Salisbury hospital, Snyder said. Both were able to get out of the plane, which was on fire at the time, police said.
Both are in stable condition at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, according to Lt. Earl Starner of the Maryland State Police Berlin Barracks.
The aircraft was taking off from the Ocean City Municipal Airport with a destination of Nashville, Tennessee, when it crashed on the golf course at about 9:20 a.m., police said. No one was injured on the ground and the aircraft was holding no other occupants, Snyder said.
Starner said investigators determined that shortly after takeoff, the pilot experienced engine trouble and communicated that they could not safely land back at the airport.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are also investigating alongside Maryland State Police to determine the cause of the crash.
Ocean City emergency personnel responded to the crash and units arrived on scene to see smoke coming from a plane and requested aviation and multiple ambulances for serious injuries, according to Ryan Whittington of the Ocean City Fire Department.
The golf center is located on Stephen Decatur Highway (Route 611) and right next to the Ocean City's airport.
Golf course employee Larry Fordham said he called in the crash. He was speaking with a customer when they both heard a loud boom.
"You could see the plane right out the window, it was smoking," said Fordham. "I called 911 and the ambulances started showing up."
Earlier this year, another small aircraft crashed near Assateague Island on its way to the Ocean City Airport on Feb. 28.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the preliminary accident report showed the plane was destroyed on impact after hitting the water.
The Cessna 172S aircraft was holding two passengers. The pilot's body, Marcson Ngwa, of Windsor Mill, Maryland, was recovered on March 1. According to multiple authorities, Benica Mesha Richards-Robinson, 28, of Gwynn Oak, Maryland, is still missing.
The National Transportation Safety Board report said Ngwa held a private pilot certificate with an airplane single-engine land rating, along with a Federal Aviation Administration first-class airman medical certificate issued Aug. 24, 2017, with no limitations. Ngwa accumulated about 81 hours of total flight experience, according to flight school records.
The National Transportation Safety Board report states the aircraft was registered to Middle River Aviation and left the Martin State Airport in Baltimore at about 5:55 p.m.
The plane was rented for the day for a flight to the Ocean City Airport, but the National Transportation Safety Board report states the plans were canceled when the plane was approaching the airport, but there were no further radio communications with the pilot.
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LAUREL, Md. — Two people are in the hospital with serious injuries after their small plane crashed onto a golf course near Ocean City, Maryland, Friday morning.
According to Maryland State Police, the Beech 35-B33 Debonair went down just before 9:20 a.m. at the Assateague Greens Golf Center in Berlin, Maryland.
“The plane had taken off a short time earlier from the Ocean City Municipal Airport,” said police spokesman Ron Snyder.
The two people on board, a husband and wife, were able to get out of the plane without help.
Snyder said the plane was on fire when it hit the ground, but it was not immediately clear whether the fire started while it was still in the air.
The two have been identified as pilot Guerrino Mascelli, 60, and passenger Mary Mascelli, 60, from Berlin.
No one on the ground was injured.
“We’re lucky,” said Snyder. “With a nice day like today and a holiday weekend coming up, this could have been a situation where there could have been people on the ground at the site of this crash. It could have been a lot worse.”
State police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that it’s also investigating.
Original article can be found here ➤ https://wtop.com
OCEAN CITY, Md. — Two people have been hospitalized, one with serious injuries, after a plane crash near the Ocean City Municipal Airport, according to the Worcester County Sheriff's Office.
Maryland State Police, the department handling the investigation, says the crash was reported at 9:17 a.m. at the Assateague Greens Golf Center in Berlin, shortly after takeoff from the Ocean City Municipal Airport.
Both victims were able to get out of the aircraft and no one on the ground was injured.
One of those victims was transported to the hospital via Maryland State Police helicopter.
Original article can be found here ➤ http://wjla.com
BERLIN – A small twin engine plane crashed on the Assateague Greens golf course Friday morning, hospitalizing its two occupants.
According to Ryan Whittington of the Ocean City Fire Department (OCFD), crews from the OCFD responded to the eighth hole of the Assateague Greens golf course off Route 611 just after 9 a.m. Friday for a plane crash.
OCFD arrived to find a small fire in the engine area of the plane, which had reportedly just taken off from the nearby Ocean City Municipal Airport. The plane is reportedly a Beech 35-B33 Debonair.
Whittington confirmed two individuals have been hospitalized as a result of the crash. One was taken by ambulance while the other was flown by MSP Aviation.
According to MSP Office of Communications, the occupants of the aircraft, Guerrino Mascelli and Mary Mascelli, both 60 of Berlin, were able to get out of the plane, which was on fire at the time. Guerrino Mascelli was flown to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, while Mary Mascelli was transported by ambulance to the same hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Once the fire was extinguished, OCFD crews turned the scene over to Maryland State Police and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office.
No one on the ground was injured as a result of the crash. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Original article can be found here ➤ https://mdcoastdispatch.com
Worcester County, MD. - Maryland State Police said two people were injured this morning after a plane crashed onto a golf course near Ocean City.
Police say the crash happened shortly after 9:15 Friday morning at the Assateague Greens Golf Center on Stephen Decatur Highway in Berlin.
State Police said the plane is a Beechcraft Debonair that had just taken off from the Ocean City Municipal Airport, located a short distance from the golf course. Investigators said the plane caught fire on impact and the two people on board were able to escape the plane. State police said the two people on board were Guerrino and Mary Mascelli, both 60 years old, and both of Berlin.
Guerrino Mascelli was flown to PRMC to be treated for his injuries, Mary Mascelli was taken by ambulance to PRMC. State Police said no one on the ground was injured as a result of the crash. And the cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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