UPDATE: Small plane crash under investigation in Pittsylvania County

By Brie Jackson - Weekend Anchor / Reporter

UPDATE: 10 a.m. - March 28, 2016

Virginia State Police received a call about a plane making a crash landing in Pittsylvania County at 4:38 p.m. on Sunday.

The small passenger plane, located near Martinsville Highway and Long Circle in the community of Cascade, was flying from Charleston, S.C., to Baltimore, Md., when the pilot began experiencing problems with the aircraft losing power, according to state police.

The pilot, Stephen C. Lloyd of Lexington, S.C., declared an emergency and immediately began seeking a place to land. As the 1970 Piper PA-23-250 Apache made its descent, police say the wing hit the trees and the plane overturned onto its roof.

Lloyd was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries, while the three passengers on board were not injured.

The FAA and NTSB have both been notified and the investigation remains ongoing at this time.


According to Virginia State Police, four people including two children were on board the private plane. Police said the plane departed from Charleston, S.C heading to Maryland. Shortly before the plane crashed the pilot radioed into authorities about an in-flight emergency.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.

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