Officials released a preliminary report on the Albemarle plane crash
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) – Officials have released a preliminary report about the single-engine plane crash that occurred on Sept. 14.
At 11:30 p.m. According to the report, officials say that the Piper PA- 32-300 was destroyed in a crash near Afton.
Officials say that the pilot, who was the only person on the plane died in the crash.
According to the airport manager at the Blue Ridge Airport, in Martinsburg, the pilot had diverted to the airport uneventfully on Sept. 10, due to weather.
That’s when the pilot purchased 72 gallons of fuel and returned to Pennsylvania on a commercial flight.
On the day of the accident, the pilot had returned to Virginia arrived intended to fly his plane home to Smoketown Airport.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane was flying at 7,500 ft when the pilot reported engine trouble, followed by a total loss of power.
The pilot attempted to glide the Piper to Charlottesville Albemarle Airport but the plane crashed into a wooded area about 15 miles southwest of the airport.
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