FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Washington FSDO-27
AIRCRAFT ON LANDING BOUNCED AND FLIPPED OVER, LEESBURG, VIRGINIA
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
An airplane ran off the runway at Leesburg Executive Airport around 5 p.m. Sunday, a Town of Leesburg spokeswoman reported tonight.
There were no severe injuries.
After leaving the runway Sunday, a Cessna 182R Skylane with four people on board flipped over. One person was transported to Inova Loudoun Hospital’s Leesburg Campus for non-life threatening injuries. The pilot and two other passengers were assessed and treated at the scene.
The runway was closed during the initial emergency response and reopened by 6 p.m.
According to a town spokesperson, as the aircraft was being righted to tow it to a storage hangar, a fuel leak was discovered. The Loudoun County Hazmat Team responded and contained the spill. There is no fire or danger to the public, the spokesperson reported.
At the time of the accident, the pilot reported having less than 50 gallons of fuel on board.
A Federal Aviation Administration investigator was also on scene Sunday night.