Chesapeake VA Aviation Accident: Engine Issues Reported Before Fatal Plane Crash

07/09/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan

Chesapeake, VA—A single-engine plane went down in a cornfield, just moments after the pilot informed air traffic controllers that he was experiencing engine difficulties. The pilot, who remains unidentified pending notification of next of kin, was pronounced dead at the scene on Monday, July 5, 2010, as reported by WTKR-TV3.

According to information provided, a small plane was headed toward Chesapeake Regional Airport when it experienced engine failure of some sort.

Virginia State Police (VSP) spokesperson Sgt. Lawrence Brown contended the pilot radioed airport officials around 2:15 p.m. to notify them of the potential hazard.

However, around 2:30 p.m., VSP authorities received a call from an individual who alleged she/he witnessed a plane crash into a cornfield near the Chesapeake airport.

When troopers arrived on the scene, they found the wrecked Cessna 172 Skyhawk. Unfortunately, there were no survivors on board. The pilot was the only person aboard the small plane at the time.

Sgt. Brown reported that while no fire was sparked, the aircraft was “almost disintegrated” as a result of the fatal aviation accident.

Authorities from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are expected to conduct a full probe into the deadly Chesapeake aircraft wreck.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Virginia Aviation Accident Lawyers.

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