Two confirmed dead in Fluvanna plane crash

Two people died when a twin-engine plane crashed in Fluvanna County today, according to the Virginia State Police.

At 8:54 a.m. Sunday (May 5), the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from residents living within the 200 block of Miles Jackson Rd. in Palmyra concerning a low-flying plane and then what sounded like an explosion. The Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia Conservation Police and Virginia State Police responded to search for wreckage and located the aircraft, which was on fire, in a densely wooded area off Miles Jackson Rd. 

The Palmyra, Fork Union, Kents Store and Lake Monticello Fire Companies responded to the scene to attend to extinguish the fire and assist law enforcement. Fluvanna County Emergency Services also responded to the scene.

State police has confirmed that both occupants of the privately-owned, twin-engine aircraft did not survive the crash. State police is still in the process of notifying the next of kin of the pilot and passenger.  Both bodies are being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for examination and autopsy.

The aircraft left the Manassas Regional Airport this morning and was flying to South Carolina. There was a light rain at the time of the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation at this time by state police, the FAA – which is currently on scene, and the NTSB.

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