Virginia

Small plane crash injures 2 near Williamsburg

This photo taken from a video and released by the Italian Police shows Medhane Yehdego Mered, center,  a 35-year-old Eritrean, arrested two weeks ago in Sudan, upon his arrival at Ciampino's airport, in the outskirts of Rome, late Tuesday June 7, 2016.  Italy for the first time has taken custody of one of the alleged organizers of a people-smuggling route through Africa that has moved hundreds of millions of euros across borders and tens of thousands of migrants to Europe. (Italian Police via AP)

This photo taken from a video and released by the Italian Police shows Medhane Yehdego Mered, center, a 35-year-old Eritrean, arrested two weeks ago in Sudan, upon his arrival at Ciampino’s airport. Italy for the first time has taken custody of one of the alleged organizers of a people-smuggling route through Africa that has moved hundreds of millions of euros across borders and tens of thousands of migrants to Europe. (Italian Police via AP)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Two people have been injured after a small plane crash near Williamsburg.

The James City County Fire Department said units were sent Saturday morning to the crash site about 100 yards south of the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport.

The single-engine plane was upside down, leaking fuel. While the passenger was able to get out of the plane and call 911, the pilot was trapped. Fire personnel extricated the pilot from the wreckage and initiated medical treatment.

The pilot was flown by helicopter to Riverside Regional Hospital, where the passenger was taken by ambulance.

The Virginia State Police and the Federal Aviation Administration are conducting the crash investigation.

 

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