courtesy: WJZ (http://baltimore.cbslocal.com)
(WUSA) -- Maryland State Police and the NTSB are investigating the crash of a single engine plane at the Carroll County Regional Airport this morning which killed the pilot.
He has been identified as Henry Judkins, 64, of the 7700 block of Epsilon Drive in Rockville. Judkins was the pilot and the only person aboard the Remos GX, a Light Sport Aircraft, at the time of the crash. Judkins was pronounced dead at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
The preliminary investigation indicates Judkins was a mile away from the Carroll County Regional Airport in Westminster when he reported mechanical issues. Witnesses saw his aircraft flying at varying altitudes before descending into a grassy area approximately forty feet short of the runway.
Emergency medical providers responded to the scene and performed life saving measures on Judkins, who was taken to Shock Trauma and died.
The Carroll County Times reports that nine crashes have happened at the airport since 1982, according to crash reports on the NTSB's website. The 1982 crash was the only crash that was fatal -- the pilot and three other people died in that crash.