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UPDATE: No one hurt in plane crash at Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport

The plane went down while attempting to takeoff Friday afternoon.

July 27, 2012|WDBJ7 Web Staff
Orlando Salinas/WDBJ7

BLACKSBURG, Va. — A plane made a crash landing Friday afternoon at the Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport just a few hundred yards from businesses.

Pilots tell WDBJ7 the plane is a Piper Comanche, made in the mid 1960s.

Police tell WDBJ7 that the plane hit the asphalt first and then made one big bounce into a fence about 50 yards from the terminal.

It appears the plane may have lost power as it was trying to make it to the runway, before a storm.

We're told the pilot may have had no choice but to crash land.

The plane's tail got caught on the fence and may have stopped it from crashing into other planes nearby.

No one was hurt.


Crews are responding to a plane crash at the Virginia Tech-Montgomery Executive Airport.

A lieutenant with the Virginia Tech Police Department says there are no injuries.

The lieutenant did say that the plane took out a fence line.


The crash happened around 3:20 p.m. Friday while the plane was attempting takeoff.

Virginia Tech spokesperson Mark Owczarski says officials are investigating the cause of the crash.

Strong storms moved through Blacksburg on Friday, but its not clear if weather was an issue.

Check back soon for more updates.

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