Spotsylvania Seaplane Crash Injuries

Virginia State Police Investigating Plane Crash in Spotsylvania County

August 25, 2019 - 1:39 pm

Virginia State Police


Spotsylvania County, VA _  Virginia State Police say two people were injured when their Seaplane crashed in a water landing attempt in Spotsylvania County.

Senior Trooper R. Aldrich responded to a report of a plane crash in Spotsylvania County. The crash occurred just before 4:30 Saturday afternoon at 3318 Fisherman’s Way. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that a Single Engine Cessna Seaplane attempted to land on the water when the plane contacted the water the floats caused the plane to go back up in the air. As the plane came back on the water it collided with an embankment on the shoreline.  

The pilot, John J. Grieff, 64, of Brooksville, Fl., suffered minor injuries in the crash and was transported to Mary Washington Hospital.  

There was also an adult passenger that suffered minor injuries.

No one on the ground was injured as a result of the crash.

The FAA and NTSB were notified of the crash, which remains under investigation.