Two Pittsylvania County men were flown to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon after the plane they were in crashed in a field just west of Gretna.
Donald Wayne Young, of Gretna, and his passenger Obie Henry Spencer, Jr., of Gretna, were flying in Young’s SR7 Sixchuter Powered Parachute when he attempted to make a right turn and crashed into a pine tree, said Virginia State Police public information officer Sgt. Robert Carpentieri.
Young said that he has been asked not to comment on the accident at this time, but both he and Spencer are doing well and suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Carpentieri said the crash is currently being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.