Small plane crashes into US home

Washington, July 18 (IANS) A small plane crashed into a mobile home in the US state of Maryland Thursday, media reports said. The pilot is in hospital for treatment.

The Beechwood BE-23 aircraft crashed in Anne Arundel County, Xinhua cited the local WJLA-TV as saying.

Officials said the pilot was conscious and alert when first responders arrived, and that he was taken to a nearby trauma centre for treatment.

No one on the ground was injured in the crash.

A Federal Aviation Administration official said the plane had just taken off from Suburban Airport, a public airfield.

It was not known why the plane went down.

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