3 Hurt In Small Plane Crash In Caroline County

RIDGELY, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say two people from Maryland and one from Virginia were on board a small plane that flipped as it was landing at an air park in Ridgely on the Eastern Shore.

Authorities on Monday identified the passengers as: 24-year-old Austen Ehly, of Pasadena, Md.; 24-year-old Sean Moran, of Easton, Md.; and 23-year-old Kevin Warnke of Alexandria, Va. Ehly was believed to be the pilot.

Two passengers were flown to a hospital in Delaware, and the other was flown to Baltimore. All three were seriously injured.

FAA spokeswoman Arlene Salac says a Piper Aerostar was trying to land shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, when the wind caused it to flip. Maryland State Police say the plane came to rest on its right side, with both wings broken off.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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