Small plane crash near Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport, 2 injured

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JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va (WAVY)-  James City County Fire Chief Ryan Ashe tells WAVY.com, that fire units were dispatched to a small plane crash near the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport area Saturday morning around 9:40 a.m.

The crash occurred approximately 100 yards south of the Williamsburg- Jamestown Airport landing strip in a densely wooded area. The plane had been occupied by two people, the pilot and one passenger. The passenger was able to exit the plane and call 911.

Fire personnel arrived on scene at 9:46 a.m. to find a bystander directing them to the site of the plane crash, a single engine plane. The plane was upside down and leaking fuel with the pilot trapped inside. James City County Fire personnel extricated the pilot from the wreckage and initiated medical treatment. The pilot was flown via medical helicopter to Riverside Regional Hospital and the passenger was transported by ambulance to Riverside Regional Hospital.

The Virginia State Police and the Federal Aviation Administration are conducting the crash investigation. A representative from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management responded to the crash site to assist with the fuel leak. The Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport runway remains closed.

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