Published On: Fri, Jun 15th, 2012

Henry Judkins, Baltimore man, dies in plane crash

The lone occupant of an airplane that crashed Friday morning at the Carroll County Regional Airport in Westminster has died.

State Police spokeswoman Elena Russo confirmed Friday afternoon that the man, Henry Judkins, age 64, died at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

The Carroll County times report that the police have confirmed he was the pilot and the only individual aboard the Remos GX, a “light sport” aircraft, at the time of the crash.

Police said they and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

The details from the Times report state:

The preliminary investigation indicates Judkins was one mile away from the airport when he reported mechanical issues. Witnesses observed the aircraft flying at varying altitudes before descending into a grassy area approximately 40 feet before the runway, according to state police.

Pieces of the plane were scattered over 100 feet. The wing and the body of the plane were found in several separate, mangled pieces.

Judkins was ejected about 40 feet from the plane and onto the grass, according to Gil Roper, a spokesman for the Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. 1.

“We found him about 50 feet from the airplane,” said Roper, who was among those responding to the scene. “He was still strapped in his seat.”

“There wasn’t much left of the plane,” Roper said.

Wreckage from Friday's single-engine plane crash at Carroll County Regional Airport in Westminster. Photo by Gil Roper, Westminster Fire Department

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