CRESAPTOWN, Md. - State police say a pilot suffered minor injuries when his antique biplane crashed shortly after takeoff at a private airstrip in Allegany County.
The pilot, Robert Armstrong, was taken to a hospital after the crash Sunday morning. It happened around 9:30 a.m. at an airstrip in the Cresaptown area.
Police say the pilot reported that his aircraft climbed to about 100 feet before it started to have engine trouble and crashed. The airplane was a 1927 Pitcairn Fleetwing.
Police say the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash.
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