Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady said the aircraft went down before 11:30 am near Freeway Airport in Bowie.
Maryland: A small plane crashed after takeoff and struck a car on Thursday morning in Maryland, hitting the vehicle on US 50 and injuring two people, reported Washington Post.
Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady said the aircraft went down before 11:30 am near Freeway Airport in Bowie. The small airport is adjacent to the eastbound lanes of US 50.
Two adults in the car were taken to a hospital with minor injuries after the crash, Brady said, and two people in the plane were evaluated for injuries and declined to be transported.
The cause of the crash hasn’t been determined.
Police identified the pilot as Julius Tolson, 58, of Laurel, and his passenger as Michael Garrah, 57, of Columbia. Both are listed as "other owners" of the plane in the Federal Aviation Administration registry.
Eric Diprospero, 31, of Baltimore, said he was headed to work in Annapolis with a colleague when "out of nowhere a plane appeared in the middle of the highway and we struck it very hard."
"It was in front of us," he said. "It was a split-second thing where it skidded right across the middle of the highway and there was no time to react. We just kind of hit it straight on."
Prince George's Fire Department spokesman Mike Yourishin said such plane crashes occur occasionally in the area.