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No injuries after plane crash at Pace Airport in Henry County


Virginia State Police has released more information on the plane crash that took place Monday evening in Henry County.

Police said at around 6 p.m., a Cessna 172E was attempting to land on runway #36 at the Pace Airport, located at 200 Pace Airport Road in Henry County.

As the plane made contact with the ground, it began to “porpoise,” and began bouncing up and down. According to authorities, the pilot realized it was no longer safe to land, and attempted to regain altitude.

The pilot ran out of runway before the plane could gain flight, VSP said. The plane then tipped over an embankment at the very end of the runway and came to rest. We’re told this was not an emergency landing.

Police said there were no injuries. The pilot was the only occupant when the accident occurred, and this was a solo flight for training purposes.

We’re told weather conditions were clear and not found the affect the flight.

VSP said the plane was traveling from the Blue Ridge Airport in Henry County, with intent to land at Pace Airport.


Virginia State Police is investigating a plane crash that occurred Monday evening in Henry County.

According to police, the crash happened at 6 p.m. in the 200 block of Airport Road at Pace Airport.

VSP said there were no injuries.

Details are limited at this time. We’ll continue to update this article as we learn more.

Source: WSLS News 10

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