Great Falls man escapes injury in light plane mishap

Piper PA-28RA Piper PA-28R (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

A Great Falls man, Eric W. Burger, escaped injury yesterday in a light plane accident near the Leesburg Executive Airport.

Virginia State Police Trooper E.J. Redwine said Burger’s Piper PA-28R-201 was coming in for a landing when the pilot failed to put down the landing gear in time and made impact with the ground.

The FAA and NTSB were notified of the incident.


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