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Update: Two injured in small plane crash at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

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Update: Wednesday, 3:56 p.m.  Virginia State Police Trooper J.M. Cappo is investigating a plane crash that occurred at 7:08 p.m. on Monday in Augusta County.

A Piper PA-28-140 was conducting touch-and-go landings at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in Weyers Cave. As the small aircraft was attempting to land, the pilot’s controls became unresponsive which caused the plane to drift left. The plane caught a limb and then struck several trees just outside the airport property.

The 17-year-old male pilot from Romney, W.Va., was transported to UVA Medical Center for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening, injuries. The juvenile male passenger was transported to Rockingham Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The FAA and NTSB were both notified. The crash remains under investigation.

 

First report: Monday, 10:03 p.m. Virginia State Police responded to a report a plane crash just outside the property of the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in Weyers Cave Monday evening.

A small private plane with a pilot and one passenger were on board doing touch-and-go landings at the airport when it crashed into a woodline at 7:09 p.m.

Both occupants have been transported to Rockingham Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

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


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