(Virginia State Police)

No One Injured in Henrico Plane Crash

Investigation of cause continues

September 05, 2018 - 3:03 pm

(RICHMOND, Va. - wrva.com) - Virginia State Police say the investigation continues in to what caused a small plane to crash during an emergency landing in Highland Springs.

"At 1:22 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5th, Virginia State Police responded to a report of a downed plane in Henrico County," says a VSP spokeswoman.

The single-engine Cessna 180 was en route to the Richmond International Airport and had received clearance to land when it sustained engine failure.

The 55-year-old male pilot from Ontario, Canada made an emergency landing in the baseball field at Highland Springs High School in eastern Henrico County. As the plane made its descent, it did come in contact with a power line, causing electricity outages in the area.

State police say there are no injuries reported in the plane or on the ground. The pilot was the plane's only occupant. The FAA and NTSB have both been notified. 

Personnel from the Richmond International Airport, Henrico County Police and Henrico County Fire and EMS also responded to the scene.