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NEWS
July 23, 1999
Washington County's Emergency Operations/911 Dispatch Center performed well in a statewide Y2K emergency preparedness exercise Thursday, said Washington County Public Information Officer Norman Bassett. The exercise included 17 different mock drills, ranging from inoperative gas pumps to a plane crash. It was conducted by the Maryland Emergency Management Agency. Agency representative Kip Kemboi watched how the state and county responded to problems during the drills and praised the county staff led by County Emergency Operations Manager Ron Karn.
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By DON AINES | May 12, 1999
SCOTLAND, Pa. - The owner of a small plane that crashed just after take-off Tuesday evening said the aircraft had reached an altitude of about 150 feet when the engine died. [cont. from front page ] Stephen K. Gilman, 52, of 15538 Dogwood Drive, Fort Loudon, Pa., said he didn't have much time to be scared as the plane began to fall from the sky. "You just experience it," he said. Gilman said he bought the 1964 Piper Colt a few months ago and planned to learn to fly. The plane was being piloted by Robert Parmer, address unavailable, of Chambersburg, Pa., when they took off at about 8 p.m. from a small private airstrip north of Chambersburg Mall.
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By DAVE McMILLION | May 11, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A small airplane went down in an open field, clipped a tree and lost its left wing before landing upside down just north of the Chambersburg Mall Tuesday evening, according to a fire official. The pilot walked away uninjured and the co-pilot escaped with a small scrape and a bruise to the head, said Bobby Albrecht, deputy chief of the Fayetteville Fire Department. Albrecht described the two as "very lucky. " The Piper Colt single-engine plane lost power shortly after it took off from a private airstrip about 8 p.m., Albrecht said.
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NEWS
July 21, 1997
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writer BOONSBORO - A Boonsboro business owner died Monday when his homemade biplane crashed in a cornfield across Antietam Creek from his Manor Church Road home, officials said. Richard Lawrence "Larry" Crane, 46, had just taken off from a private airstrip on his property when his wife, Laurie, heard the plane crash and drove over to the field, authorities said. There was nothing she could do to help her husband, who was alone inside the burning plane, Thomas E. Wetzel Sr., a forensic investigator with the state Medical Examiner's Office, said.
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