Small plane crashes into highway fence upon landing; no one hurt

MITCHELLVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a small plane landing at a Prince George's County airport crashed into a fence. No one was hurt.

Troopers said in a news release that about 2:45 p.m. Thursday, a student pilot and a trainer were in a 1983 Cessna 172P fixed wing, single-engine, four-seat airplane at Freeway Airport in Mitchellville.

Police say the student pilot was landing the plane went it went off the end of the runway and crashed into a fence that separates the airport from US Route 50.

Troopers say the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transpiration Safety Board have been notified.

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