By WECT Staff
COLONIAL BEACH, N.C. (WECT) – A father and son from Wilmington were killed in a Wednesday morning plane crash at Colonial Beach in Virginia.
“At 10:28 a.m. this morning, (June 7), Virginia State Police responded to a plane crash in the area of 687 Layton Landing Rd. in Colonial Beach, Va. A Vans R6 model single-engine plane had crashed in a cornfield near a driveway, then, caught fire,” Virginia State Police said in an announcement.
Logan Edward Woodworth, the 28-year-old pilot, and Bruce Edward Woodworth, his 57-year-old passenger, were confirmed dead on the scene, according to officials. Police say they were both former residents of the Northern Neck. VSP says nobody on the ground was injured.
The FAA says that the plane was a single-engine Van’s RV-6 and that the National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of the investigation.
On its website, the FAA states that the “aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances after departing [a] private airstrip and there was a post crash fire, Colonial Beach, Va.”
On Thursday, June 8, a representative with the NTSB released the following statement:
At 10:27 AM, EDT, an experimental Van’s RV6 crashed under unknown circumstances in a cornfield after departing a private airstrip near Colonial Beach, Virginia. The aircraft was destroyed in a post-crash fire. There were two people on board who suffered fatal injuries.
The investigator has arrived on site for the on-scene portion of the investigation. The investigator will document the accident site, airplane, and gather witness statements and any surveillance video that may have captured any part of the accident flight. The investigator will also collect any flight track or radar data.
A preliminary report, which will detail the facts and circumstances of the accident, is expected in 2-3 weeks. The final report, including the probable cause and any contributing factors, is expected in 12-24 months.