Small Plane Crashes Into House in Louisa County

Pilot killed; person in house escapes

By Nancy Norman
|  Thursday, Mar 4, 2010  |  Updated 11:30 PM EDT
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Virginia Small Plane Crashes into House

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A small plane crashed into a house in Louisa County.

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Virginia Small Plane Crashes into House

A Cessna twin-engine plane crashed shorty after taking off from the airport at Louisa county in central Virginia. It slammed into a house setting both the plane and house on fire.
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After a pilot bound for Reston, Va., filled up with 148 gallons of fuel at an airport in Louisa County, Va., the Cessna was only a quarter of a mile from the airport when it slammed into a two-story home.

The plane and house were engulfed in flames. Eyewitness accounts indicate that the plane's engines failed.

The pilot  of the twin-engine was killed.  The only person in the house was fortunately in the basement. He was able to escape unharmed.

The National Transportation Safety Board, the FAA and Virginia State police are investigating the crash. 

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