One Dead in Small Plane Crash in Montgomery County

Second person suffered life-threatening injuries

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    News4's Tracee Wilkins talks to a friend of the man killed. (Published Tuesday, July 17, 2012)

    Officials are identifying the pilot of the downed small plane as Frank Schmidt, a flight instructor and fixture at the nearby Davis Airport in Montgomery County, Md.

    The plane crashed Monday evening, killing Schmidt and injuring another.

    One Dead in Montgomery County Plane Crash

    [DC] One Dead in Montgomery County Plane Crash
    News4's Shomari Stone talks to friends of the pilot who died in the crash. (Published Tuesday, July 17, 2012)

    Witnesses said the plane rolled over and went down just after going up, News4's Shomari Stone reported.

    FAA officials are headed to the scene in the 23600 block of Pocahontas Drive in Laytonsville to assist Montgomery County fire and police with the investigation.

    The pilot, who also had years of aviation experience, was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

    Stay with News4 and for updates as they become available.