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Crozet : Plane Crash Kills One Person – Update : Pilot Identified

[ 0 ] April 16, 2018 |

Photo via VSP : Above what’s left from a Sunday night plane crash in Crozet where one person was killed. April 15, 2018

Crozet
Albemarle County, Virginia

Pilot identified

Updated via VSP 4.18.18 at 4PM:

At 9:03 p.m., Sunday (April 15), Virginia State Police responded to a report of a downed plane near Saddle Hollow Road in Crozet. The 1996 fixed-wing, twin-engine Cessna crashed in a remote area and one body was recovered from the wreckage. The remains were transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner for examination, autopsy, and positive identification. The ME has confirmed the pilot to be Kent D. Carr, 51, of Staunton, Va. Carr was the only occupant on the plane at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the FAA and NTSB.

Corinne N. Geller

Public Relations Director”

Link to Mr. Carr’s Obituary here:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/kent-carr-obituary?pid=188767385

Updated from VSP : 4.16.18 at 3:53 PM

“The crash scene near Saddle Hollow Road in Crozet has been turned over to the NTSB and FAA for their official investigations into the cause of the fatal plane crash. State police are still awaiting confirmation from the Office of the Medical Examiner on the pilot’s identification. Until that positive identification is made and next of kin is formally notified, state police will not be releasing the pilot’s name.”

The investigation into a deadly Sunday night plane crash in Crozet continues. Just after 9 P.M. Sunday night the Virginia State Police responded to a call of a plane down on Saddle Hollow Road.

Reporter Brianna Hamblin with our media partners at CBS19 News reports live from the scene Sunday of a deadly plane crash in Crozet. April 15, 2018


Above in the video player a late Sunday night update from CBS19 News.

“The plane, which was located in a field, is a small, private aircraft and one body has been recovered from the wreckage. The remains will be transferred to the Office of the Medical Examiner for autopsy, examination and positive identification.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation at this time. The FAA and NTSB have both been notified of the crash,” Corinne Geller
Public Relations Director for The Virginia State Police told us late Sunday night.

More updates later Monday.

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