Plane crash in New Kent County sends man to the hospital

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NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. (WRIC/WAVY) –  Virginia State Police are investigating a plane crash in New Kent County. 

Troopers responded to 7050 Airport Road around 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Cornelius Obrien, 61, of Mechanicsville, Va., was piloting a Cessna 172D single engine aircraft when he was trying to take off.

The plane was air for moments before it crashed into the wood line.

Obrien was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Mechanical issues are being considered a factor into the cause of the crash. 

The FAA and the NTSB have been notified. 

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