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Virginia State Police: Pilot dead in small plane crash Friday in Culpeper County

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One person is dead after a small private aircraft crashed this afternoon in Culpeper County.

Virginia State Police report the accident happened on Spilman Road at 2:43 p.m.

The pilot was the sole occupant of the plane and died at the scene, according to VSP.

The FAA and NTSB have been notified.

The incident remains under investigation.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.