Sunday, March 29, 2015

Piper plane crashes in Orange, Va.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash of a Piper PA-28 in Orange, Va., on Sunday. Orange County fire units are reportedly on the scene of a plane crash "at the airport."

The aircraft, a 1974 Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, (tail number N32396) impacted terrain near Orange County Airport. The airplane sustained damage and the solo student pilot onboard received fatal injuries.

The plane is registered to William Rushing III of Springfield, Va., according to Federal Aviation Administration records.

Rushing said Sunday that he sold the aircraft to Skyline Aviation Services flight school on March 1, adding that it takes 120 days for the FAA to update its records. [source: Star-Exponent]

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