What to Know
- A small-engine plane crash landed in Maryland, killing one person, authorities said
- The plane was bound for Westchester, New York, the FAA reported
- Maryland State Police said no one was home when the plane crashed into the New Carrollton neighborhood
One man has died after a small plane en route to Westchester, New York crash landed into a Maryland homes, authorities said Sunday.
A Grumman American AA-5A crashed three miles south of the College Park Airport just before 3 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.
Firefighters found one man dead inside the plane, fire officials said. On Monday officials identified him as Gordon Allen, 61, of the Bronx.
Maryland State Police said no one was home when the plane crashed into the New Carrollton neighborhood. The pilot's identity was withheld pending notification to his next of kin.
The plane departed from College Park Airport and was bound for the Westchester County Airport, the FAA said.
Two homes and a car caught fire, officials said.
There were no other injuries reported, according to Prince George’s County Fire Department.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story reported the plane struck two homes, per a statement from the FAA. The fire department says the plane struck one home and a car