ABINGDON, Va. (WCYB) — UPDATE: An Ohio man was taken to Bristol Regional Medical Center after a single-engine plane overturned Monday morning, according to Virginia State Police.
Police said an Alon aircraft was in the process of landing the plane and the pilot said he experienced problems with steering the plane. The plane went off the left side of the runway, struck an embankment, and overturned onto its top.
The plane had taken off from Ohio and was landing at the airport to refuel.
The FAA and the NTSB have been notified. The crash remains under investigation.
Here is the statement from the FAA:
A single-engine Alon A2 aircraft veered off the runway and flipped over while the pilot was landing at Virginia Highlands Airport in Abingdon, Va., around 9:47 a.m. local time. The pilot was the only person on board. The FAA will release the aircraft tail number after investigators verify it at the site. The FAA and NTSB will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide all updates. Neither agency identifies people involved in aircraft accidents or incidents.
UPDATE: One person was taken to an area hospital following a plane crash at Virginia Highlands Airport Monday morning, according to Virginia State Police.
Police said the single-engine aircraft went off the runway and overturned. The pilot was the sole occupant of the plane and has been taken to Bristol Regional Medical Center. The pilot has injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
Authorities are at the scene of a plane crash at Virginia Highlands Airport in Washington County, Virginia.
According to police, there are possible injuries. Virginia State Police is investigating.
We have a crew on the way to the scene and will have more information as it becomes available.