Fatal Plane Crash In Albemarle County

By: WHSV Newsroom Email
By: WHSV Newsroom Email
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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- Virginia State Police has confirmed that the plane's pilot and only occupant, Gregory A. Voit, 52, of Northfield, N.J., died in the crash in Albemarle County.

At 11:14 a.m. Wednesday, Virginia State Police were called to the scene of the crash on Preddy Creek Road, which is just north of the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO).

A single-engine Beechcraft crashed landed in the front yard of a house in the 3100 block of Preddy Creek Road. As it came down, the aircraft struck several trees before coming to rest approximately 100 feet from the residence. The house was not struck or damaged.

Before the crash, The tower at CHO had received a distress call, and the runway was cleared, but the plane didn't make it.

The six-seater aircraft had left Woodbine Airport in New Jersey and was to land at the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport.

A medical helicopter was on the scene, but took off a little after noon without a patient.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. The FAA and NTSB have both been notified.

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