Small Plane Crashes Outside Baltimore, 3 Killed in Aircraft

A small plane crashed in a suburban wooded area Saturday, killing three people in the aircraft, a Baltimore County fire spokeswoman said.

The plane crashed about 75 feet from a house, with some wreckage landing 10 feet from the building, but the house was unoccupied and no one on the ground was injured, said spokeswoman Elise Armacost.

She said a caller reported hearing the plane's engine followed by a crash about 9:45 a.m.

The single-engine plane took off from a Harford County airport and crashed near a golf course about 15 miles north of Baltimore, Armacost said. Investigators didn't know if the pilot was trying to land on the course, she said.

Federal aviation investigators were en route, she said.

Identities of the victims were not being released pending notification of relatives, Armacost said.