Thursday, December 04, 2014

Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain, N614HR: Incident occurred December 04, 2014 at Leesburg Executive Airport (KJYO), Virginia


The pilot escaped injured after his small plane crashed at Leesburg Executive Airport in Virginia on Thursday morning. 

The twin-engine Piper PA-31 landed short of runway 35 in an open field around 11:15 a.m. Thursday, according to the FAA and Leesburg Police.

The plane had taken off from Dulles International Airport en route to Pennsylvania, but diverted to Leesburg after the pilot reported an engine failure.

The aircraft's left main gear collapsed when it landed in an open field.

The pilot, who is from Florida, was the sole person aboard. He was not injured, said a Leesburg Police Department spokesman.

Leesburg Police are investigating the crash; the FAA will also investigate.

The airport is closed as of midday, Leesburg Police said.



  1. The pilot couldn't make it into Leesburg on one engine? Something is definitely fishy here.

  2. Too bad you were not the pilot,I'm sure you would have done a more stellar job,Ace...

  3. The landing gear did not collapse upon landing. The left main and nose gear were not extended prior to the pilot's attempt to land the plane. Only the right main was extended. I witnessed the plane coming in and attempt to line-up and noticed that only the right main gear was extended.