Pilot identified in fatal plane crash in Middlesex Co.

Virginia State Police are investigating a plane crash that resulted in a fatality Thursday.

MIDDLESEX Co., Va. (WVEC) -- Virginia State Police are investigating a plane crash that resulted in a fatality Thursday.

The pilot and only occupant of the aircraft has been identified as Gilbert Dennis Gregory, of the 1400 block of George Washington Highway in Glenns, Va.

Someone called 911 around 2:08 p.m. saying that they had seen a plane crash in Middlesex County.

Around 3 p.m., troopers located an ultra light aircraft with a fatality off Route 33 near Wake Road at Revere Landing.

State Police say the aircraft contains a ballistic type cylinder/device that was to deploy a parachute. This device did not deploy prior to the crash and the bomb/arson team was called to make sure the scene was safe.

The Department of Forestry was called to the scene to clear the area of the aircraft crash.

The FAA and NTSB have been called and are scheduled to report to the scene Friday morning.

 


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