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One dead after small plane crash near Charlottesville airport

At 11:14 a.m. Wednesday, Virginia State Police were called to the scene of a plane crash in Albemarle County. A single-engine Beechcraft crashed landed in the front yard of a house in the 3100 block of Preddy Creek Road. As it came down, the aircraft struck several trees before coming to rest approximately 100 feet from the residence. The house was not struck or damaged.

policecar3The plane’s pilot and only occupant, Gregory A. Voit, 52, of Northfield, N.J., died at the scene.

The six-seater aircraft had left Woodbine Airport in New Jersey and was to land at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. The FAA and NTSB have both been notified

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