Troopers Update Crop Duster Crash Near Ocean City, Maryland

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Maryland State Police are investigating a small plane crash that occurred Sunday afternoon in Worcester County.

Shortly after 2:40 p.m. yesterday, troopers from the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack received notification of a plane crash in a cornfield off of Tall Timber Road near Makin Lane in Berlin, Maryland. According to a preliminary investigation, the pilot, Robert Bunting, 62, of Berlin, Maryland told troopers that he had engine trouble and landed his plane in the field.

When troopers arrived, the plane, a 1976 Grumman Acft Eng Cor-Schweizer crop duster was fully engulfed in flames. Bunting, who owned the aircraft, was checked by EMS personnel from the Berlin Fire Company on the scene and released. The plane was not carrying any chemicals on board at the time of the crash. The Berlin Fire Company extinguish the fire shortly after their arrival.

No injuries were reported on the ground as a result of the crash. The Federal Aviation Administration also assisted at the scene.

Breaking Report

Berlin, MD – At 2:40 this afternoon rescue crews responded to 9162 Makin Lane in Berlin, Maryland for reports of a plane crash.

Radio reports indicate that a plane has gone down.  Additional reports indicate that the plane may be on fire.

Update: Additional reports from the scene indicate that the plane is a crop duster that went down in the area. The fire was contained to the aircraft and is now out.

It’s not clear if there are any injuries, however, crews have been able to communicate with the pilot.

From the Berlin Fire Company Run Log

Nature: Aircraft Emergency Large
Address: 9162 Makin Lane Berlin, MD 21811
Cross Streets: Tall Timber Rd & Old Ocean City Blvd &

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