Small Plane Crashes in Prince George's County

WASHINGTON — A small plane that took off from an airport in Fort Washington made a crash landing in some nearby woods Monday morning.

The small plane crashed around noon in some woods off Gallahan Road. The pilot was able to escape the plane and call 911 and stay on the line with dispatchers while emergency responders rushed to the scene, said Prince George’s County Fire & EMS spokesman Mark Brady.

It took a little extra time to find the pilot since he wasn’t sure where he had landed, but responders eventually found him walking through the woods, Brady said.

A state police helicopter took the pilot to a hospital just for a precautionary check up.

Officials have not released information about what caused the plane to crash.

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