*UPDATE 6:15 p.m. Virginia State Police release the following statement: 

"At 8:54 a.m. Sunday (May 5, 2024), the Fluvanna County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from residents living within the 200 block of Miles Jackson Rd. in Palmyra concerning a low-flying plane and then what sounded like an explosion. The Fluvanna County Sheriff's Office, Virginia Conservation Police and Virginia State Police responded to search for wreckage and located the aircraft, which was on fire, in a densely wooded area off Miles Jackson Rd. 
The Palmyra, Fork Union, Kents Store and Lake Monticello Fire Companies responded to the scene to attend to extinguish the fire and assist law enforcement. Fluvanna County Emergency Services also responded to the scene.
State police has confirmed that both occupants of the privately-owned, twin-engine aircraft did not survive the crash. State police is still in the process of notifying the next of kin of the pilot and passenger.  Both bodies are being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for examination and autopsy.
The aircraft left the Manassas Regional Airport this morning and was flying to South Carolina. There was a light rain at the time of the crash.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation at this time by state police, the FAA - which is currently on scene, and the NTSB."


FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal plane crash in the Kent's Store area of Fluvanna County. 

The crash of a small private aircraft occurred just before 9 a.m. Sunday along the 200 block of Miles Jackson Road. Parts of the debris started several small fires as well in the wooded area.

There is one confirmed fatality. 

Both the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration have been notified. 

CBS19 will continue to update the story as more information becomes available.