Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal plane crash that occurred in western Loudoun County on Thursday.
It happened just after 3 p.m. Police were called about a plane that crashed on the 35000 block of Charles Town Pike near the West Virginia border in an area known as Loudoun Valley.
A small, private aircraft was found in the woods several hundred feet off Route 9. One person has been killed.
Charles Town Pike (Route 9) is shut down in both directions just west of Harpers Ferry Road.
Please find an alternate route and follow all law enforcement direction. pic.twitter.com/umh6PSl7fY
— Loudoun County Sheriff (@LoudounSheriff) March 4, 2021
#BREAKING @LoudounFire on the scene of a single engine plane crash IAO 37000 block of Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro. Aircraft in a wooded area. One confirmed fatality in airplane. @nbcwashington @Chopper4Brad pic.twitter.com/pX7B619pG0
— Charlie Bragale (@charlienbc) March 4, 2021
WTOP’s Neal Augenstein, who reported from Loudoun County, said that the Federal Aviation Administration reported to the scene following the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of the investigation.
It is too early to determine what caused the plane to crash.
Below is the area where it happened.