Updated: Sunday, 17 Mar 2013, 2:33 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 17 Mar 2013, 2:33 PM EDT
STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries when a small plane crashed in Stafford County.
Virginia State Police say the single-engine fixed-wing Piper Saratoga lost power as it approached Stafford Regional Airport and crashed in a wooded area about 3 miles southeast of the runway around 7 a.m. Sunday.
State police Sgt. Les Tyler tells The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/ZBdaSd ) that the plane had taken off from Hummel Air Field in Saluda about a half-hour earlier.
The 63-year-old male pilot and a passenger, the plane's owner, were taken to Mary Washington Hospital. Their names haven't been released, pending notification of relatives.
State police and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.
Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/
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