1dead, 3hurt in2Va. planecrashes
One person died Saturday in a small plane crash in the Shenandoah Valley, and three others survived a Middlesex County crash that sent a small plane diving into a home.
State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in a statement that the fatal crash occurred around 1: 40 p. m. in Warren County. The private aircraft went down near the Front Royal air- port and caught fire.
Geller said the Federal Aviation Agency and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified and that the crash remains under investigation.
The person killed was not immediately identified, and no further details were released.
Meanwhile, Middlesex Sheriff David Bushey said a single- engine plane crashed after taking off about 9 a. m. from an airport in Topping, about an hour east of Richmond.
Two adults and a juvenile were on board.
The pilot lost control, flew between two trees and crashed into the home.
No one was home at the time of the crash, but a photo of the scene showed extensive damage to the building.
Bushey said the people on the plane were taken to a hospital and have since been released.
A plane crashed into a home in Middlesex County on Saturday. Its occupantswere hurt but have been released froma hospital.