SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) – Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash in Suffolk involving an experimental plane.
Suffolk city spokeswoman Diana Klink told media outlets that two people were killed in the crash just after 1 p.m. on Saturday in Southside Trailer Park.
Klink said that preliminary information indicates the plane was on its way to the Virginia Regional Festival of Flight being held at the Suffolk Executive Airport this weekend.
State Police did not immediately provide further information.
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FROM STATE POLICE:
The plane crash is still an ongoing investigation that Virginia State Police is handling. At this time through an initial investigation, an experimental aircraft attempted to land several times and crashed in a field in the City of Suffolk.
It is confirmed that the pilot and passenger both died upon impact. Troopers have notified the FAA and NTSB. The aircraft was not involved with the air show currently taking place in Suffolk.
Once State Police completes the investigation and identification of the deceased have been made, a follow up written release will be sent out.