Times-Mirror Staff Report

An experimental aircraft made an emergency landing Monday afternoon near Purcellville, according to the Virginia State Police.

At 12:07 p.m. Monday, the state police were notified of an aircraft making an emergency landing. About 10 minutes later, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office located the privately owned experimental aircraft in a field in the 38,000 block of Piggot Bottom Road north of Purcellville.

The pilot, a 51-year-old man from Purcellville, and a 24-year-old male passenger from Fairfax were not injured in the incident. The aircraft was not damaged. The pilot made the cautionary landing when the engine began acting up, according to police.

The two men were on a recreational flight and had taken off from the Leesburg Executive Airport before the emergency landing.

The police contacted the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board about the incident.