Small plane crash in Virginia under investigation


PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC/WSLS) – Virginia State Polkice are releasing more details about a small plane crash.

EMS crews said the crash happened around 4:30 p.m. near Long Circle Road at Martinsville Highway. Police said the plane departed from Charleston, S.C. and was heading to Maryland. Shortly before the plane crashed, the pilot radioed into authorities about an in-flight emergency.

Four people, including two children, were on board the private plane at the time of the crash, according to 8News sister station WSLS. Only the pilot was injured. The pilot was transported for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The FAA is responding to the scene Monday to investigate.

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