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Wind upturns plane at Leesburg Airport

Strong winds April 8 caused a plane to crash and flip over at the Leesburg Executive Airport.

At around 11:33 a.m., a single-engine Cessna was approaching the airport to land when a gust of wind caught the plane, causing the plan to crash off the run way and flip over. Despite the incident, the sole occupant of the plane, pilot Robert L. Bailey Jr., 52, of Fairfax Station, was unharmed. The plane had taken off from Manassas.

State police responded to the incident and both the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were notified of the wreck.


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