According to Michelle Anaya with Virginia State Police, the incident happened at approximately 8:30 p.m. at the Chesapeake-Portsmouth Airport, 5000 West Military Highway.
The pilot, who spoke with WAVY.com off-camera, said there was a light out on the airstrip and he did not see where he was going, landing into a ditch.
No one was injured and the National Transportation Safety Board will treat it as an incident, not an accident.
CHESAPEAKE- A single engine Cessna ended up a drainage culvert at the Hampton Roads Airport Thursday night.
The incident happened around 8:40 p.m. at the airport in the 5000 block of Military Highway. When firefighters arrived they found the pilot outside the plane waiting for them.
The pilot was treated at the scene and not transported to a hospital.
The fire department determined there were no hazards and when the State Police arrived, they turned the scene over to them.
According to Chief Mike Thiebault, the State Police will be heading up the investigation.