A small plane crash this week at the Leesburg Airport reminds us of the several smaller, local Northern Virginia flight facilities near Washington Dulles International Airport. Herndon injury lawyer Doug Landau has flown commercially out of Dulles and Reagan National hundreds of times, and privately out of the smaller airports in Prince William County and Loudon County in order to get to courts, clients and hearings in remote venues. Having flown in and out of Northern Virginia airports and Washington, D.C. metro area airstrips, lawyer Landau is well aware of the unique requirements of safe flying in small single and twin engine aircraft.
On Tuesday, a Fairfax County pilot crash-landed a small plane in Leesburg, according to news reports. Police were called to the Leesburg Executive Airport for a report of an airplane crash. Virginia State Police indicate a single-engine Cessna was approaching to land at the airport when a strong wind caught the aircraft, forcing it to crash-land off the runway and overturn. Police report the plane’s pilot was the aircraft’s only occupant. Fortunately, the Cessna pilot, who had taken off from Manassas, was not injured in the crash. Pilot experience and training may have helped the Cessna operator avoid injury. Police said The NTSB and FAA were both notified of the incident.