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Single engine plane crashes at New Kent Airport; pilot taken to hospital

Single engine plane crashes at New Kent Airport; pilot taken to hospital

A pilot in a single-engine plane crashed prior to touching down at New Kent County Airport on Sunday, according to Virginia State Police.

Police responded to the crash at about 4:12 p.m. at 6901 Terminal Road at New Kent County Airport.

The preliminary investigation found that the pilot of a single-engine Cessna aircraft was coming in to land and veered to the left, striking guide wires just before touching down, according to Virginia State Police.

The pilot was taken to the hospital for serious, but not life-threatening injuries, according to police.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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