UPDATE| Pilot and passenger identified after double fatal plane crash in Westminster
WESTMINSTER, Md. (WBFF) -- Maryland State Police have identified two men that were killed after a small plane crashed in Westminster near Baugher's Orchard and Farm Saturday morning.
Troopers say the deceased are identified as 62-year-old Michael Kilpatrick, of New Windsor, and 56-year-old Robert Johnson, of Woodsboro. Kilpatrick was the pilot and Johnson was the passenger. Both were pronounced dead at the scene of the plane crash earlier Saturday.
According to authorities, a 2006 Ultralight Quicksilver single engine plane crashed soon after take-off from a private air strip along Baugher Road near Hughes Shop Road shortly before 11 a.m. Kilpatrick and Johnson were the only ones on the plane.
Preliminary information from investigators indicates the plane had just taken off from a private airstrip. The crash is said to have occurred not far from the airstrip.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will be handling the investigation. Maryland State Police troopers say that they will not speculate on the cause of the crash. The cause of the crash will be investigated and determined by federal authorities.