Laurel plane crash leaves pilot injured, mobile homes destroyed in Md.

Laurel plane crash: State police say 70-year-old Ronald Dixon crashed his single-engine Beechcraft Musketeer plane shortly after taking off from Suburban Airport in Laurel on Thursday morning.

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    A small plane is seen after it crashed into a mobile home community in Maryland City, Md., Thurs. A 70-year-old man was critically injured and two homes were damaged by the plane crashing into the community.
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Police have identified the pilot who was critically injured when his smallplane crashed in a mobile home community in Maryland City.

State police say 70-year-old Ronald Dixon crashed his single-engine Beechcraft Musketeer plane shortly after taking off from Suburban Airport in Laurel on Thursday morning. Dixon was the only person on board, and no one else was hurt. A spokeswoman says Dixon remains in critical condition at Shock Trauma.

Police say witnesses told them Dixon's plane was flying low and hit a tree before crashing to the ground, where it damaged two homes.

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Police are continuing to investigate the crash, and the National Transportation Safety Board has also sent investigators to the scene.

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