2 Dead in Westminster Plane Crash

It has been over 100 years since the Wright brothers made their famous flight at Kittyhawk North Carolina, and while aviation has made great strides, tragedies still occur.

Flying Turns Fatal

At around 11am, August 18th, 2018, tragedy struck Westminster.

A 2006 Ultralight Quicksilver single-engine plane, piloted by Michael Kilpatrick, 62, of New Windsor, came crashing down in the 1200 block of Baugher road, right next to Baugher’s Orchard and Farm.

UPDATE: Maryland State Police confirm two people have died >> https://bit.ly/2OJxj8g

Posted by WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore on Saturday, August 18, 2018

 

State police have said two men died at the scene, Kilpatrick, and passenger Robert Johnson, 56, of Woodsboro.

What Happened?

At this time, police are unsure of the cause of the crash. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) spent time combing over the wreckage gleaming for clues.

They will take many factors into account, factors such as: pilot experience, plane maintenance records, weather, medical history, and countless others.

While a preliminary report is expected within the next two weeks, the complete investigation could take up to two years.

 

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