Plane Crash In Western Maryland Injures 3

Plane crashed during bad weather

Grantsvlle, Md. (DG) – A plane crash on Saturday night in Western Maryland injured three people.

Maryland State Police are reporting a small plane headed to Martin State Airport crashed in Garrett County around 8 p.m.

Troopers were called shortly to the crash in a wooded area adjacent to 179 Spring Ridge Ct. in Grantsville.

According to a preliminary investigation, a 1966 Piper single-engine fixed-wing aircraft departed from Walbash, Indiana, for Martin State Airport in Middle River, Baltimore County.

Police said the pilot, 62-year-old Robert Greensberg, told investigators he experienced bad weather in the Garrett County area. Greensberg said he suspected the plane iced over, causing him to lose control of the plane before the crash.

Greensburg and two passengers, a 50-year-old woman and a 15-year-old girl, were taken to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Western Maryland.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.