Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: Fatal
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Washington FSDO-27
AIRCRAFT, EXPERIMENTAL KP5ASA, CRASHED INTO A FIELD UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE 2 PERSONS ON BOARD WERE FATALLY INJURED, NEAR RHOADESVILLE, VIRGINIA.
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ORANGE, Va. — Virginia State Police officials have identified the two victims of a plane crash in Orange County as men from Florida and Culpeper.
According to a state police news release Wednesday morning, the men killed were the pilot, Charles Neal Caldwell, 57, of Apopka, Fla., and a passenger, John Joseph Quinn Jr., 81, of Culpeper.
The release said the plane was a 2007 Jihlavan KP 5 ASA, fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft, and was classified as experimental.
The Virginia State Police along with the Medical Examiner’s Office, National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating to determine the cause of the crash.
State police received a report at 4:31 p.m. Tuesday that the single-engine, fixed-wing plane had crashed in the 10,000 block of Tinder Lane, near the intersection with Ridge Field Lane, in the Rhoadesville area. The crash site is approximately 10 miles from the Orange County Airport.
Sue Marsee, who has lived on Mine Run Road next to Tinder Lane for nearly 16 years, heard the crash.
“It was the biggest crash,” she said. “Metal is what I heard. I thought it was a big truck.”
Another neighbor, who also heard the crash, said it sounded like the plane “just fell from the sky.”
Able to drive to the scene before the lane was cordoned off, she reported the plane was blue and yellow in color.
Senior Air Safety Investigator Paul Cox, of the NTSB’s eastern region, arrived on the scene just after 8 p.m.
“The first thing we are going to do is collect perishable information—the information that is going to change once the aircraft is moved. We will probably spend a day or two on scene before the aircraft is removed,” he said.
Cox said he expects to produce a preliminary accident report about 10 days after that, and it will be available on the NTSB.gov website. A factual report should be released six to eight months after that, he said, followed in two to three more months by a headquarters NTSB finding of probable cause and an analysis of the accident.
Original article can be found here: http://www.richmond.com
ORANGE COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police confirm two people are dead after a plane crash in Orange County late Tuesday afternoon.
Police said the small plane crashed in the roadway along the 10000 block of Tinder Ln., near Mine Run.
Reports of the crash came in around 4:30 p.m. State police are on scene investigating the crash. The FAA and NTSB have been notified.
The FAA has identified the aircraft as an Jihlavan Airplanes SRO-KP5, according to NBC29. State Police said the plane is a fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft.
State police are working to confirm the identification of the victims and notifying next of kin.
Original article can be found here: http://wtvr.com
Police said a small fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft crashing in the roadway at the intersection of Tinder Lane and Ridge Field Lane in Rhoadesville at around 4:31 p.m. Tuesday.
Virginia State Police said troopers are investigating the scene.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified about the crash.
Original article can be found here: http://www.fox5dc.com
ORANGE Co., Va. (ABC7) — A small airplane crashed into the roadway at the intersection of Tinder Lane and Ridge Field Lane in Orange County, Va., around 4:31 p.m. Tuesday, Virginia State Police said.
VSP said the plane was a small, fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft.
There were reportedly two people on board the aircraft, and VSP confirmed that both of them died in the crash.
Police said the FAA and NTSB had both been notified of the accident.
Police also said they are still working to confirm the identities of the deceased and notifying next of kin.
Original article can be found here: http://wjla.com
RHOADESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say a two people have died in a small plane crash on a road in Orange County.
Spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in an email that the aircraft crashed on Tinder Lane and Ridge Field Lane in Rhoadesville about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Geller said there are two confirmed fatalities. She described the plane as fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft.
Troopers are working to confirm the identities of the two victims. Geller says federal aviation agencies have been notified.
The location is about 15 miles away from the Orange County Airport.