Park Police officers were notified of a plane crash near the parkway north of Route 197 on the afternoon of Saturday, January 5th. Passing motorists reported that theyâd seen a small aircraft crash into the tree line. Officers found that the 42-year-old pilot had experienced mechanical problems with the plane before it went down. He was airlifted to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries by âEagle,â the US Park Police helicopter. The parkway was closed for several hours while an investigation was conducted. Anyone with further information about the crash is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Branch at 202-610-8737.