MARYLAND CITY, Md. — Two men were rescued by small plane crash near Tipton Airport in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Anne Arundel County Fire Department said they were called to the area of Maryland Route 198 and Bald Eagle Dr. around 6:09 p.m. for the report of a plane in a tree.

The plane, a Sonata Tampico, was found stuck 50 feet above the ground in a tree. Two men were inside the plane at the time. The pilot was later identified as Thomas Falk, 55, of Silver Spring and the passenger was identified as James Palazak, 59, Columbia, Maryland.

Both men were transported to a Shock Trauma center. Investigators say the men were able to get themselves out of the plane but had difficulty coming down on their own.

Police say the plane may have had an engine failure during the incident. 

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating the cause of the crash.

State troopers from the Glen Burnie Barrack, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department  and Anne Arundel County Police Department all responded to the scene. 

The cause of the crash still remains under investigation.

Last week a pilot experienced an "instrumentation issue" on takeoff before his small plane crashed onto a car on Route 50 near Freeway Airport in Bowie. Two people were injured in that incident.

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