Plane Overturns at Leesburg Executive Airport

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    A small plane overturned Tuesday afternoon at Leesburg Executive Airport shortly after landing.

    An FAA spokesperson said the single-engine Cessna C205 aircraft had just landed when it veered off the runway at at 12:11 p.m. and flipped over.

    Virginia State Police responded to the incident, and say the cause of the accident was likely a strong gust of wind. 

    The pilot, 52-year-old Robert Bailey of Fairfax Station was not injured. He was the only occupant of the plane, and had taken off from Manassas.

    The FAA said the extent of damage to the aircraft has not been determined yet and it will investigate the incident. The airport is currently closed. 

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