Small Plane Crashes in Bowie, Close to Route 50

A small plane crashed near the Freeway Airport in Mitchellville, Maryland Thursday -- narrowly missing busy Route 50.

No one was injured, Maryland State Police said.

The small Cessna 172 crashed into a fence close to eastbound Route 50, slowing traffic on the highway.

The plane was being flown by a student pilot, state police said.

Prince George's County Fire also responded to the scene. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transpiration Safety Board were contacted and will be conducting a follow-up investigation.

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