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Midair Collision in Frederick County; 3 Killed, 2 Injured

CirrusA 2006 Cirrus SR22 fixed-wing aircraft collided midair with a helicopter in Frederick County, Maryland, at around 3:40 p.m. on October 23.

The accident happened close to a runway at Frederick Municipal Airport, near the intersection of Monocacy and Patrick streets. The helicopter was on a training exercise at the time, while the plane was en-route from Cleveland, Tennessee, to Frederick, Maryland.

Three people were killed in the collision. They were identified as Breandan J. MacFawn, 35, of Cumberland, Maryland, Christopher D. Parsons, 29, of Westminster, Maryland and William Jenkins, 47, of Morrison, Colorado. All of them were aboard the R44 helicopter.

Two people, including 55-year-old Graeves, of Brookeville, Maryland and 75-year-old Gilbert L. Porter of Sandy Spring, Maryland, sustained injuries in the accident. They were shifted to Meritus Medical Center’s trauma center in Hagerstown. Both of them were travelling in the single engine plane.

The helicopter belongs to a Frederick-based training company Advanced Helicopter Concepts, while the plane is registered to Graeves Auto & Appliance in Olney.

The cause of collision is under investigation.

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