Maryland State Police on Sunday identified the pilots and passenger of two planes that crashed as they were landing at Carroll County Regional Airport in Westminster this weekend.
No one was injured in the incident, just before 4 p.m. on Saturday, police said. A white Piper Single low-wing plane and a red Aerobatic Biplane were simultaneously approaching the runway from the east, and the Aerobatic hit the Piper from above as both tried to land, police said.
The Piper landed safely, and the Aerobatic veered into a grassy field adjacent to the runway, where it made a "hard landing," police said.
The pilot of the Aerobatic, identified as Bobby Gillespic, was flown to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore as a precaution, police said. Robert and Helen Grahem, who were in the Piper, refused medical treatment on the scene, police said.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were called to the scene. State Police and the Carroll County Sheriff's Office are also investigating.