News Plane incidents — 22 September 2017

A new picture of the crashed airplane shows it on the runway and a witness confirmed it was on approach for runway 35 where it seems to have crash-landed, not on Sycolin Road as the State Police indicated.

The witness indicated that the landing gear was not down upon approach.

The image shows the airplane with no landing gear exposed.

State police investigate small plane crash landing at Leesburg airport
A small, private airplane attempting to land at Leesburg Executive Airport Thursday may have missed and landed instead on Sycolin Road SE.

According to a report from Virginia State Police, officers responded at 12:40 p.m. Sept. 21 to the airport for a report of a crash landing.

According to their investigation, the small plane crash-landed in 1000 block of Sycolin Road SE.

There were no injuries or significant damage to the aircraft.

The cause remains under investigation. The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration have been notified.

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