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Virginia State Police Investigate Plane Crash in Louisa

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Photo courtesy of the Louisa County Sheriff's Office Photo courtesy of the Louisa County Sheriff's Office

It was a stressful morning Tuesday at Lake Anna Airport in Louisa County.

A small plane had to make an emergency landing after a mechanical problem just after 8 a.m. The pilot overshot the runway by a few hundred feet and crashed.

Two people were on board the plane at the time and they are not injured. They were traveling from Dinwiddie County to Pennsylvania. 

Virginia State Police and the FAA are still investigating. 

 



 

Virginia State Police
Updated Press Release

Shortly after 8:00 a.m. this morning, Virginia State Police responded to the Lake Anna Airport in Bumpass (300 block of Kentucky Springs Road) to investigation a plane crash.  The pilot was attempting to make an emergency landing due to mechanical issues when he landed and overshot the runway approximately 200 feet and crashed.  

The pilot was operating a 1990 Buffe W E Pulsar fixed wing single-engine plane at the time of the crash.  The pilot and his passenger,  who were traveling from Dinwiddie County to Pennsylvania at the time, were not injured. 

The Louisa County Sheriff's Office assisted with the ongoing state police investigation.  The Federal Aviation Administration was notified about the crash.   

Pilot:  David K. Stewart, 63, 11000 block of Wheelers Pond Road, Dinwiddie, Va. (husband)

Passenger:  female, 11000 block of Wheelers Pond Road, Dinwiddie, Va. (wife)    

 


 

Virginia State Police
Original Press Release 

Virginia State Police are currently on scene and in the preliminary stages of its investigation into a plane crash in Louisa County.

Shortly after 8:00 a.m. this morning, state police responded to the Lake Anna Airport in Bumpass (300 block of Kentucky Springs Road) after a plane was attempting to make an emergency landing due to mechanical issues and overshot the runway.

There were two occupants on the plane and there are no injuries reported. 

The investigation remains on-going. 

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