4 injured, including a pilot from Chesterfield, in the collision of 2 planes

FAUQUIER COUNTY, Virginia – Four people were slightly injured when two small planes collided in rural Fauquier County on Saturday morning.

Soldiers were called to a two-plane crash along the 5100 block of Ritchie Road at 9:05 a.m. Sgt. Brent Coffey of the Virginia State Police said.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that a Stearman Aircraft was attempting to land while another Stearman Aircraft was attempting to take off,” Coffey said.

The two planes collided, causing one of the planes to roll over, Coffey said.

The pilot of the plane taking off, a 62-year-old man from Chesterfield, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. A 14-year-old girl who was his passenger was also treated for minor injuries.

The pilot of the landing plane, a 62-year-old man from Warrenton, Va., also suffered minor injuries and received treatment at the scene. A 50-year-old woman who was his passenger was also treated for minor injuries.

“The FAA responded to the scene and the crash is still under investigation,” Coffey said. “The NTSB has also been notified.”

Officials said no one on the ground was injured.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email [email protected] to send a tip.

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