Local NewsPlane crash in Virginia: 5 deaths, including one child

Plane crash in Virginia: 5 deaths, including one child

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7:22 AM EDT, March 11, 2024

A small plane crashed into a wooded area near Virginia’s western border on Sunday, bursting into flames and killing all five people on board, including a juvenile, officials said.

According to CNN, a private jet crash near Ingalls Field Airport in Bath County, Virginia, resulted in the deaths of five individuals, comprising the pilot, first officer, two adults, and a child. The accident took place around 3 pm when the aircraft failed to reach the runway at Ingalls Field Airport, located north of Roanoke. The Virginia State Police, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are currently investigating the crash.

The aircraft, a Westwind Astra private jet, ignited upon impact during a crash that happened at around 3 p.m. This occurred as the plane was attempting an emergency landing but failed to reach the runway, instead coming down prematurely. According to the Virginia State Police, the aircraft missed the runway, tore through trees, and then collided with a hillside, reports Daily Mail.

The accident occurred near Ingalls Field Airport in Bath County, located north of Roanoke in the state's western part. A stock photo depicting Ingalls Field Airport accompanies this information. The event unfolded around 3 p.m. when the aircraft failed to reach the runway at Ingalls Field Airport, descending prematurely in Bath County, just north of Roanoke.

According to CNN, local emergency services, including the Bath County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, and Hot Springs Fire and Rescue, were swiftly present at the scene.

Soruce: Daily Mail, CNN

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