Saturday, 13 August 2016


Six people have died in a plane crash when a pilot was attempting to land a small private aircraft.
The crash happened at Shannon Airport in Fredericksburg, Virginia on Friday, CNN reports.
Despite an attempt to land, the aircraft was pulled back up into the air towards the end of the runway.
"It's a small private aircraft that had come in for a landing. It got to the end of the runway. It pulled up, banked to the left and crashed in the trees and caught fire," said Corinne Geller, public relations manager for the state police.
"It attempted to abort the landing and take off again," Sgt. F.L. Tyler of the Virginia State Police told reporters at the scene.
But the aircraft hit the nearby trees and caught on fire, the police officials said.
The rescue team have recovered the six bodies that were in the aircraft from the burned wreckage as five fire and rescue teams put out the blaze.
The cause of the crash is currently being investigated.
At this time, the victims names have not been publicly released.

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