At 10:56 a.m., Thursday (July 23), Virginia State Police Sr. Trooper S.A. Simmons responded to a report of a plane crash near the Eagles Nest Airport in Augusta County.
A 1946 North American Navion aircraft was in the process of taking off from the Eagles Nest Airport when it clipped some nearby trees just beyond the runway and crash landed into a small pond in an open field/pasture.
The pilot, William R. Krause, 65, of Charlottesville, Va., and his wife, Sharon Krause, were the only occupants of the plane. Mrs. Krause was transported to Augusta Health for treatment of minor injuries; Mr. Krause was not injured.
The FAA and NTSB have been notified. The cause of the crash landing is still under investigation.