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Jacksonville Units Respond to Fatal Plane Crash (Rescue Box 47-16)

March 24th, 2007

At approximately 0930 hours on Saturday, units from Northern Baltimore County were dispatched for a plane crash in Company 47’s first due area. Jacksonville’s E471, E473, and IV475 responded on the initial call. While en-route, dispatch advised that multiple calls were being received reporting a glider had crashed in the area of Blenheim Road and Country Club Lane. The units from Jacksonville arrived and updated the location to Greentree Drive and Country Club Lane. Command was established and personnel confirmed that a single-engine plane had crashed. After further investigation, units advised dispatch that there were three fatalities and cancelled the remainder of the units coming with the exception of Truck 297. The immediate area was then cordoned off and the site was secured. Personnel from Jacksonville worked with police to contact the appropriate agencies. Investigators from the BCoPD, FAA, NTSB, and other organizations responded. Crews from Stations 47, 29, and 14 worked for approximately three hours cutting away pieces of the mangled plane. All units cleared the scene at approximately 1800 hours. Units from Jacksonville returned again on Sunday and Monday to assist with the ongoing NTSB investigation and removal of the wreckage.

Jacksonville Units: E471, E473, IV475, SU476, U477

Other Units: T297
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