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Berlin, Md. plane crash leaves one dead

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BERLIN, Md. (AP) - Maryland State police say one person has died in a small plane crash in Berlin.

Police said the pilot is believed to be the only occupant of the Piper Super Cub plane that crashed on Thursday about 10:50 a.m.

Police say witnesses reported the plane appeared to be having engine trouble after dropping an advertising banner. Witnesses also told police that the aircraft's wing appeared to have struck a large tree before crashing into the ground.

State police have notified officials with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration, and the investigation is continuing.

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