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.

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.

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

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