Plane crashes onto golf course shortly after takeoff


A plane crashed on a golf course Friday morning shortly after takeoff from the Ocean City Municipal Airport, Maryland State Police said.

The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office said two occupants were taken to a hospital, one with serious injuries.

State police, which is handling the investigation, said a small plane crash was reported at 9:17 a.m. in Berlin. State police said the Beechcraft Debonair crashed shortly after takeoff from the Ocean City Municipal Airport.

The plane crashed on the Assateague Greens Golf Center, state police said.

The occupants of the aircraft, Guerrino Mascelli and Mary Mascelli, both 60 and of Berlin, were able to get out of the plane, which was on fire at the time. Guerrino Mascelli was flown to Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Mary Mascelli was taken by ambulance to the same hospital for treatment of their injuries.

No one on the ground was injured.