UPDATE: Plane Crashes at Chesapeake Ranch Estates Airport

November 20, 2011

UPDATE Nov. 21: The pilot of the single engine plane that crashed in Lusby at the Chesapeake Ranch Estates airfield on Nov. 20 has been identified as Stephen Waugh, 46 of Lusby. Waugh’s passenger was his 16-year old son Phillip Waugh-Merkley.
Waugh was a recent Republican candidate for Maryland Senate for Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties in 2010. Waugh remains in critical condtion at Prince George’s Shock Trauma. His son Philip was treated and released.

The FAA, NTSB and Maryland State Police continue to investigate.

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 2 has flown both the male pilot, age 46 and a 16-year-old passenger to Prince George’s Shock Trauma.

Preliminary reports indicate the pilot was flying a 1966 V-35 Bonanza and encountered a missed approach, clipped some trees, lost some equipment and as a result slid off the runway.

The NTSB and a FAA inspector are en route to the scene to investigate.

Plane Crashes at Chesapeake Ranch Estates Airport
Fire and Rescue Crews from both Calvert and St. Mary’s County are on the scene of a plane crash at the Chesapeake Ranch Estates Airport in Lusby.

The crash was reported around 6:26 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20.

Two male patients are reported to have been on board the plane. A MSP helicopter has been requested to the scene of the crash.

More information to follow as it becomes.

Photos Courtesy of Michelle Grey
Audio Courtesy of ScanMD.org http://www.scanmd.org/index.cfm?fs=audio.audioView&Doc_ID=138

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