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Pilot killed in small plane crash in Shenandoah National Park

Posted at 12:13 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 12:20:59-04

LURAY, Va. -- A pilot was killed in a small plane crash in Shenandoah National Park Tuesday morning.

The FAA says that the single-engine Piper PA-20 plunged into some trees in the park in Rappahannock County.

The Shenandoah National Park Communications Center received a report that the wreckage of a plane crash had been found approximately 0.75 mile down the Buck Hollow Trail from Skyline Drive at 11:14 a.m.

The body of the pilot, an adult male and lone person aboard, was found in the wreckage. His name has not been released at this time.

The Buck Hollow Trail (including the parking areas on Highway 211 and the Meadow Springs parking area on Skyline Drive at mile 33.5) and the Buck Ridge Trail are closed until further notice while an investigation takes place and the wreckage is removed.

The Virginia State Police, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are assisting with the incident.