The Virginia State Police have confirmed the identity of the pilot who died in a March 4 plane crash near Hillsboro.
William Krens, 77, was a veteran pilot and the owner/manager of the Krens Farm Airport, a private airstrip on the family’s property along Rt. 9 west of Hillsboro.
The crash happened just after 3 p.m. Thursday.
Virginia State Police and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and located the 1979 fixed-wing, single-engine Beech aircraft in a wooded area of a field.
Krens was the only occupant of the plane and died at the scene.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.