Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards District Office; Washington, DC
Aircraft on landing, struck trees near the runway.
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: NEW MARKET
NEW MARKET, Va. (WHSV) — A Harrisonburg man was sent to the hospital after the small plane he was in crashed near New Market Airport Sunday, Apr. 9, according to Virginia State Police.
The American AA-1A Trainer aircraft was attempting to land at the airport when it drifted west of the runway and struck some trees, a release said.
The pilot, 87-year-old Robert Sholtes, was taken to Sentara RMH, then transferred to UVA hospital. His condition was not immediately known.
The Virginia State Police and FAA are investigating the accident to determine the exact cause.
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