Small Plane Crashes at Winchester Airport

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UPDATE: 6:30 p.m. 1/19/2014

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) -- A small airplane has crashed at Winchester Regional Airport while conducting touch-and-go landings.

Airport manager and executive director Serena Manuel says the Cessna 195 veered off a runway Sunday. The plane took out a runway light and went through a sign before stopping in grass.

Manuel says the pilot and a passenger weren't injured. The crash damaged the plane's left wing and tore off the left landing gear.

She says the airport is shut down until it receives approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to remove the airplane.

The flight originated in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Virginia State Police also are investigating.

A small plane has crashed at the Winchester Regional Airport.

Frederick County Dispatchers say a call came in from the airport around 12:13 Sunday afternoon for a small plane that had crashed.

We're told at least two people were on that plane. Dispatchers say there are no reports of injuries.

Virginia State Police are handling the accident. We have a call into them for more information on how that plane came down. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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