Midlothian pilot, 11-year-old son, injured in Buckingham plane crash

Posted at 2:00 PM, Jul 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-04 22:57:53-04

Buckingham County plane crash (PHOTO: WSET)

Buckingham County plane crash (PHOTO: WSET)

BUCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. — A pilot suffered life-threatening injuries and a passenger was hurt their Richmond-based plane crashed Tuesday afternoon in Buckingham County.

Virginia State Police were called to the scene at 12:24 p.m.

“An Aviat A-1C-180 aircraft stalled out causing it to crash land in a cornfield in the 100 block of Mountain View Lane,” a Virginia State Police spokesperson said. “The plane had taken off from a private landing strip on Alcoma Road in Buckingham County and was flying locally when the crash occurred.”

The pilot has been identified as Justin G. Knight of Midlothian. He was flown to UVA Hospital in Charlottesville and is being treated for life-threatening injuries. Knight’s 11-year-old son, the second passenger, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

The plane was registered to Richmond-based Inspire Aviation LLC, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

While Virginia State Police are investigating the crash, the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have been notified.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.

This is a developing story. Witnesses can email news tips and photos here.

PHOTO: Virginia State Police



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