Small Plane Strikes Car on Route 50 in Bowie, Maryland


Four people were injured, but all survived, when a small plane crashed into a car Thursday morning on Route 50 in Bowie, Maryland.

“It’s a miracle today in Prince George’s County,” Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale said.

Crews responded to the scene about 11:20 a.m. to the scene on eastbound Route 50 at Church Road. Chopper4 footage showed one wing of the plane was severed and resting on the roadway next to a silver sedan.

Prince George’s County Fire & Rescue and Maryland State Police responded.

Two people in the plane and two people in the car were injured. The people from the car were being taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The two people in the plane refused medical treatment, Barksdale said.

Investigators believe the pilot was attempting to land and misjudged the landing, according to Maryland State Police.

Freeway Airport is adjacent to the crash scene.

Records show the plane, a fixed-wing single-engine aircraft, is registered to a resident of Greenbelt, Maryland.

Drivers are being advised to avoid the area. Traffic is getting by on the shoulder of eastbound Route 50 and in the right lane on westbound Route 50.

This is a developing story. Stay with NBCWashington.com and News4 for more.





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