ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) — A man has been transported by air to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a private, single-engine plane ran off the runway at Virginia Highlands Airport Monday morning, according to the Virginia State Police (VSP).
John McCormick with Abingdon Fire told News Channel 11 that as the plane was traveling down a runway that’s currently being constructed, it flipped on its top.
VSP said in a release that officers responded to the scene at 9:31 a.m. where they found the pilot, the plane’s only occupant, injured. VSP identified the pilot as a 68-year-old man from Ohio.
The pilot was transported to Bristol Regional Medical Center for treatment, VSP reports.
The FAA and NTSB have been notified of the incident, which remains under investigation.
Other responding agencies include Abingdon Fire, Washington County Life Saving Crew and airport employees.
The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.
News Channel 11 has a crew on the way to the scene. Stay tuned online and on-air for updates.