Virginia State Police and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating a plane crash that happened Sunday afternoon in Fauquier County that involved a Lovettsville man.
The plane was attempting to land at Maples Field Airport when it ran off the left side of the grassy runway and went into tall, uncut grass and overturned, according to State Police. The pilot, 45-year-old William A. Hargreaves of Lovettsville, was not injured. The passenger, 85-year-old Donald J. Rhynalds of Bealeton, was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital for treatment. A press release from Virginia State Police did not say how serious Rhynalds’ injuries were.
The plane involved was a 1940 Fairchild R40-404, fixed-wing, single-engine, two-seater aircraft, according to State Police.
State Police and the FAA are working to determine what led to the crash.