A small plane crashed into a mobile home near Laurel, Md., on Thursday morning.
WTOP reports that the 70-year-pilot, Ronald H. Dixon -- who was alone in the plane -- was seriously hurt when his single-engine Beechcraft Muskateer crashed into the home, which was unoccupied at the time of the crash.
Anne Arundel Police confirmed the pilot's injuries on Twitter:
— Anne Arundel Police (@AACOPD) July 18, 2013
“I was standing in the kitchen of my home and I heard a loud boom,” said Joe Arrington, who described helping rescue Dixon to CBS Baltimore.
After smelling gasoline, Arrington shouted for someone to call 911, then "Dragged him from that plane about 25 feet,” he told the station.
ABC7 spoke with a neighbor, Crystal Brisbon, who was home with her family watching television:
The single engine plane hit the tree next to her mobile home and, before slamming into two neighboring home, ripped into a baby’s bedroom.
“It was scary,” Brisbon says. “They were fortunate, they weren't home, all of us were home, it came so close, that could have been our home.”
Photos from the scene, showing the cracked plane, have been posted to Twitter:
— wusa9 (@wusa9) July 18, 2013
The scene at a small plane crash in Laurel MD. pic.twitter.com/1YPuzCUHkf
— Joshua McKerrow (@joshuamckerrow) July 18, 2013
WUSA9 also posted video:
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