VIRGINIA STATE POLICE BEAT: Pilot and two passengers unhurt when engine failure causes a plane to crash land on Rt. 3

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VIRGINIA STATE POLICE BEAT: Pilot and two passengers unhurt when engine failure causes a plane to crash land on Rt. 3

Pilot crash lands on Rt. 3 near Warrenton after engine fails on Feb. 10, 2019. Photo courtesy of Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office.

WARRENTON, VA. – The Virginia State Police report that Trooper W.C. Beard responded to a report of a plane crash in Culpeper County. The crash occurred Feb. 10, 2019, at 4:05 p.m. on Route 3 at 8 tenths of a mile east of Route 788.  

According to Sgt. Brent Coffey of the Virginia State Police, the preliminary investigation revealed that a Single Engine Cessna Aircraft suffered engine failure after taking off from Warrenton Airport. The aircraft made an emergency landing on Route 3 and then struck a utility pole. The impact also caused the aircraft to strike a fence.

The pilot, Hyunju V. Ko, 47, of Gainesville, Va.,  was not injured in the crash. There were also 2 juvenile passengers on board that were uninjured.

The FAA responded to the scene and the crash remains under investigation.

No one on the ground was injured as a result of the crash.

Virginia State Police were assisted by the Culpeper Sheriff’s Office, Richardsville Volunteer Fire Department, and VDOT. 

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