A small plane approaching the Freeway Airport in Bowie Saturday veered off the runway and landed upside down in a cornfield, but the four people aboard weren't seriously injured, Maryland state police say.Shortly before 10 a.m., police responded to the airport in the 3900 block of Church Road for a report of a plane accident.
When troopers arrived, all four people aboard the plane had exited the aircraft on their own and walked to the terminal building.
The pilot of the single-engine Skyhawk was landing when the aircraft served into a cornfield and flipped over some 100 feet from the runway, police said in a statement.
Prince George's County firefighters blanketed the nearly 40 gallons of fuel leaking from the plane with foam to prevent any "flare-ups" according to PGFD Spokesperson Mark Brady.State and federal officials were investigating the cause of the incident, said spokesman Greg Shipley.
Brady reported that the occupants of the plane had no injuries resulting from the crash.