Gainesville man, passengers escape injury in plane crash

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Virginia State Police 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.

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.


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