Small Plane Crash in Huntly, VA Leaves Pilot, Passenger Badly Burned
View a larger map of the Virginia town where a single-engine plane crash blamed on enginetrouble left a man and woman with severe burns.
Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Board have opened investigations into the crash, as the agencies do each time an airplane is involved in an accident that results in injuries or deaths. FAA and NTSB investigators will no doubt focus on the engine, checking whether defective parts or improper maintenance created the problem that brought the plane down.
Regardless of the agencies' findings, I know as both a licensed pilot and a Virginia personal injury attorney that any aviation accident puts pilots and passengers at significant risk. I wish the people hurt in the Huntly airplane crash full and speedy recoveries.