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Posted on: June 11, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Airplane Crash in James City County

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James City County Fire units were dispatched to a plane crash in the area of the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport on June 11, 2016 at 9:40 a.m. The crash occurred approximately 100 yards south of the Williamsburg- Jamestown Airport landing strip in a densely wooded area. Fire personnel arrived at 9:46 a.m. to find a bystander directing them to the site of the plane crash where they found a single engine plane, upside down, leaking fuel, with one person trapped inside.

The plane had been occupied by two people, the pilot and one passenger, who both sustained injuries. The passenger was able to exit the plane and call 911 but the pilot was trapped.

James City County Fire personnel extricated the pilot from the wreckage and initiated medical treatment. The pilot was flown via medical helicopter to Riverside Regional Hospital and the passenger was transported by ambulance to Riverside Regional Hospital.

The Virginia State Police and the Federal Aviation Administration are conducting the crash investigation. A representative from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management responded to the crash site to assist with the fuel leak. The Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport runway remains closed.

Media contact: Ryan T. Ashe, Fire Chief
(757) 592-1437

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