The Harford County Sheriff’s Office identified Anthony W. Potts as the pilot who died Tuesday night after crashing a single-engine plane into a field in Havre de Grace.

Harford County officials confirmed Wednesday that the 59-year-old was the only casualty on the aircraft. Crews responded to the crash around 7:30 p.m. at a farm in the 3600 block of Old Level Road.

Sandy Gallion, president of the Level Volunteer Fire Company, said Tuesday night that FAA investigators and the Harford County Sheriff’s Office were among the 30 to 40 emergency responders at the scene. It’s unclear what happened to plane, Gallion said.

The Baltimore Banner thanks its sponsors. Become one.

NTSB will investigate the crash, which the federal agency said involved a Piper PA-28 airplane.

View post on Twitter

An investigator arrived at the site of the crash on Wednesday to begin documenting the scene, examining the aircraft and trying to contact any witnesses, an NTSB spokesperson said.

The investigator will also request the maintenance records of the aircraft, as well as medical records and flight history of the pilot.

A preliminary report may be available in about 10-12 business days, while a typical NTSB investigation can take 12-24 months to complete, the spokesperson added.

penelope.blackwell@thebaltimorebanner.com

Penelope Blackwell is a Breaking News/Accountability reporter with The Banner. Previously, she covered local government in Durham, NC, for The News & Observer. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Morgan State University and her master’s in journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. 

More From The Banner