RAWLINGS, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a pilot suffered minor injuries when his antique plane crashed in Rawlings.

Troopers say 59-year-old Robert Armstrong of Rawlings crashed in the 1927 Pitcairn Fleetwing Bi Plane about 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Authorities say he had just taken from a private air strip and had climbed about 100 feet when the engine developed problems and crashed.

The Times-News of Cumberland reports that Armstrong was taken to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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