NEW: Albemarle Plane Crash Probed

Airfract Crashed In Front Yard Of Home This Morning; Pilot Killed

Posted: December 18, 2013

Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are on their way to the scene of this morning’s crash of a single-engine plane in Albemarle County.

The crash, which occurred at about 11:15 a.m., killed the lone occupant of the single-engine Beechcraft, pilot Gregory A. Voit, 52, of Northfield, N.J. He had left Woodbine Airport in New Jersey and had been scheduled to land at the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport.

The six-seat plane crashed in the front yard of a house in the 3100 block of Preddy Creek Road. As it came down, the aircraft struck several trees before coming to rest approximately 100 feet from the home. The plane did not strike the house or any vehicles and no one on the ground was hurt.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

 


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