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Plane crashes while trying to land in Williamsburg airport, officials say

Plane crashes while trying to land in Williamsburg airport, officials say

4:30 p.m. update:

Two people were injured when a private plane crashed while trying to land at the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport on Saturday morning, officials say.

The pair were flying a Piper Cherokee plane into Williamsburg from Ocean City, Md. when the plane crashed about 100 yards away from the airport's landing strip, said Nikolas B. Kubli, an aviation safety inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration.

The passenger of the airplane escaped the plane, which was upside down and leaking fuel, and called 911 around 9:40 a.m. The pilot, a man, was trapped inside the plane when James City County fire officials arrived on the scene at 9:46 a.m.,...

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