(BERLIN, MD) – Maryland State Police are investigating a small plane crash that occurred Sunday afternoon in Worcester County.

Shortly after 2:40 p.m. today, troopers from the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack received notification of a place crash in a corn field off of Tall Timber Road near Makin Lane in Berlin, Maryland. According to a preliminary investigation, the pilot, Robert Bunting, 62, of Berlin, Maryland told troopers that he had engine trouble and landed his plane in the field.

When troopers arrived, the plane, a 1976 Grumman Acft Eng Cor-Schweizer crop duster was fully engulfed in flames. Bunting, who owned the aircraft, was checked by EMS personnel from the Berlin Fire Company on the scene and released. The plane was not carrying any chemicals on board at the time of the crash. The Berlin Fire Company worked to extinguish the fire. The Federal Aviation Administration also assisted at the scene.

No injuries were reported on the ground as a result of the crash. The incident remains under investigation.