RSS Feeds

Small plane crashes at Va. airport, pilot unhurt

Tuesday - 4/8/2014, 5:18pm  ET

WTOP listener Adam Cook was near the crash site on Tuesday and took some pictures. (Courtesy Adam Cook)

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) -- Virginia State Police say a pilot escaped injury when his small plane crashed at an airport in Leesburg.

Troopers say 52-year-old Robert L. Bailey Jr. of Fairfax Station was approaching Leesburg Executive Airport about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday for landing.

Police say a strong gust of wind forced the single-engine Cessna to crash off the runway and overturn.

Bailey was the only person on the plane, which had taken off from Manassas.

Troopers notified the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration of the incident.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.