Two were reported deceased following an aircraft crash near Baugher Road.

Two people were pronounced dead Saturday after a plane crash near Baugher Road in Westminster.

Police identified the pilot and passenger as Michael Kilpatrick, 62, of New Windsor and Robert Johnson, 56, of Woodsboro, respectively.


Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will be handling the investigation. The Maryland State Police will not speculate on the cause of the crash, according to a news release from the agency. The cause of the crash will be investigated and determined by federal authorities.

According to Maryland State Police, the small plane crashed soon after take off from a private air strip in Carroll County.

Investigators remain on the scene Monday of a fatal plane crash that occurred this weekend in Westminster, and are looking into what caused the incident.

“Emergency service responders pronounced the pilot and the passenger of a 2006 Ultralight Quicksilver single engine plane, deceased after their plane crashed shortly before 11:00 a.m. today,” according to a state police news release.

The pilot and passenger were the only people on board the single-engine plane, according to the release. The crashed plane was found in an open field on the Baugher’s Orchards and Farm property.

“The cause of the crash will be investigated and determined by federal authorities,” according to the release.

The Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company was the primary responder. They were assisted by the Westminster Volunteer Fire Department with an engine, ambulance and all terrain vehicle, Pleasant Valley volunteer fire company spokesman Steve Wantz said.