Virginia State Police Press Release 2/10/2019:

Virginia State Police Trooper W.C. Beard responded to a report of a plane crash in Culpeper County.

The crash occurred Feb. 10, 2019 at 4:05 p.m. on Route 3 at 8 tenths of a mile east of Route 788.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a Single Engine Cessna Aircraft suffered engine failure after taking off from Warrenton Airport.

The aircraft made an emergency landing on Route 3 and then struck a utility pole. The impact also caused the aircraft to strike a fence.

The pilot, Hyunju V. Ko, 47, of Gainesville, Va., was not injured in the crash. There were also 2 juvenile passengers on board that were uninjured.

The FAA responded to the scene and the crash remains under investigation.

No one on the ground was injured as a result of the crash.

Virginia State Police were assisted by the Culpeper Sheriff’s Office, Richardsville Volunteer Fire Department, and VDOT.