Virginia State Police are on the scene of a fatal plane crash in Orange County, that that has claimed one life.
State police were called to the scene at 9:44 a.m.Sunday (March 29). The plane involved was a 1974 Piper, model PA28140 single-engine, fixed-wing aircraft small plane. The plane crashed at a field east of the Orange County Airport. The aircraft’s only occupant the pilot died at the scene in the crash. Trooper S. E. Nelson of the Virginia State Police along with the FAA and NTSB are still in the process of determining the cause of the crash.
Resources from the Orange County EMS, Sheriff’s Office, are also assisting the Virginia State Police at the scene with the investigation.
The pilot is identified as Ryan Lee McCall, 16, of Spotsylvania, VA. Mr. McCall died at the scene in the crash.
The plane a 1974 Piper, model PA28140 single-engine, fixed-wing aircraft owned by William Rushing III of Springfield, Va.