WESTMINSTER, Md. - A Rockville pilot is dead after a crash at the Carroll County Regional Airport Friday morning.
Maryland State Police and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash that killed Henry Judkins, 64, of Rockville. Judkins was the pilot and the only individual aboard the Remos GX, a light sport aircraft, at the time of the crash.
Judkins was pronounced dead at Shock Trauma.
Police say Judkins was one mile away from the airport in Westminster when he reported mechanical issues. Witnesses saw the aircraft flying at varying altitudes before crashing into a grassy area about 40 feet prior to the runway.
While emergency medical providers responded to the scene Trooper 3 arrived, but it's pilot immediately recognized a problem with its engine.
Without delay, an ambulance took Judkins to an area near the Mitchell Golf Course in Reisterstown where they met a second helicopter to take Judkins to Shock Trauma where he succumbed to his injuries.
The NTSB will investigate the incident in an attempt to determine the cause of the crash.
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