Legal News for Virginia Aviation Accident Attorneys. A pilot was killed after his plane crashed into a home near Virginia State Route 33.
Virginia aviation accident attorney alerts- Fatal plane crash prompts residential blaze.
Louisa County, VA (News)—A pilot was tragically killed after his/her aircraft crashed into a house approximately a quarter mile away from the Louisa County Airport on Thursday, March 4, 2010. The twin-engine plane had just finished refueling minutes prior to the fatal incident, according to information provided by NBC29.com.
Authorities from the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office reported that a 1981 Cessna fixed-wing, twin-engine plane was downed moments after it was replenished with 148 gallons of fuel at the Louisa County Airport, also known as Freeman Field. The plane allegedly crashed into a house at 128 Jefferson Highway, though thankfully, no one inside the building was injured. The pilot’s identity was undisclosed pending positive identification and further examination into the fatality at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, located in Richmond, Virginia. Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) allegedly noted that the plane initially departed from Manassas Regional Airport at 11:47 a.m. Thursday.
Reports stated the homeowner was in the basement of the residence when the aircraft accident occurred on his property. The wreck apparently prompted a blaze to be ignited, though the resident managed to escape the fire uninjured. The cause of the deadly aviation accident is under investigation by the FAA as well as the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Virginia Aviation Accident Lawyers.