NTSB joins investigation of Warrenton Air Park plane crash
Updated: August 8, 2011 - 11:45 am
- This is a Maule M7-235 aircraft, the type of plane that went down near Warrenton. Photo: Arpingstone/via Wikimedia Commons
This story has been updated and will be updated further as we get more information.
Two people were killed when a small plane crashed on private property near the Warrenton Air Park in Fauquier County Sunday afternoon, prompting the involvement of the National Transportation Safety Board.
Upon impact, the single-engine, fixed-wing aircraft burst into flames, said a spokesperson for the Virginia State Police. The bodies of the pilot and a passenger have been transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Manassas for identification.
A manager at Warrrenton-Fauquier County Airport says the crash happened near the Warrenton Air Park off of Beach Road in Warrenton in the 9200 block of Green Meadows Road.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. State police are also still in the process of determining the locations of departure and destination of the plane.
The NTSB is investigating the crash, the federal agency reports via Twitter.
The FAA has been notified.
Police have not identified the victims of the crash.
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