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No Injuries Reported In Western Loudoun Crash Landing

© Leesburg Today - 10/23/2015

Loudoun fire and rescue crews were called to the scene of a light aircraft crash near Bluemont this afternoon.

The call was made at 3:30 p.m. and crews from Round Hill, Hamilton, Purcellville, Mount Weather, the Office of Emergency Management and the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office responded.

The plane was found in a field on Walsh Farm Lane south of Bluemont.

Two people were aboard. They declined medical treatment.

The State Police said the pilot was experiencing some trouble with the plane and landed in the field as a precaution. The plane, which hit a fence, was damaged, but largely intact.

According to FAA records, the aircraft is a single-engine 1974 Piper registered to BEC Industries Ltd. in Monmouth County, NJ. 

According to Loudoun Fire-Rescue, the plane departed from a private airfield in Upperville and was headed to an executive airport in New Jersey when the crash occurred. 

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