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Pilot suffers minor injuries in New Kent airplane crash

By Community Member | June 16, 2018 9:32 pm
Wreckage of the plane remains in the wood line on Airport Road in New Kent.Virginia State Police photo

Wreckage of the plane remains in the wood line on Airport Road in New Kent.

Virginia State Police photo

Virginia State Police is investigating a plane crash that took place near New Kent County Airport.

Officers responded shortly after 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, to the 7000 block of Airport Road. According to the press release, a preliminary investigation revealed that Conelius Obrien, 61, of Mechanicsville, was piloting a Cessna 172D single engine aircraft when he was attempting to take off. The plane briefly went airborne before it crashed into the wood line.

Obrien was taken to a local medical facility for treatment of minor injuries. Mechanical issues are being considered a factor into the cause of the crash. The FAA and NTSB have been notified and the crash remains under investigation.