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VSP Investigating Plane Crash in Culpeper County

From the Virginia State Police

Update: The investigation remains ongoing into the cause of a fatal plane crash in Culpeper County Friday night (Oct. 12).

The preliminary investigation revealed that an RVA Homebuilt aircraft was conducting aerodynamic maneuvers when it crashed into the ground. The crash occurred in a field in the 12,500 block of Beverly Ford Road in Brandy Station, Va., at approximately 8:10 p.m.

The pilot, Jon S. Thocker of Cincinnati, Ohio, died at the scene. He was the plane’s only occupant.

The FAA and NTSB responded to the scene.

No one on the ground was injured as a result of the crash.

At 8:10 p.m. Friday (Oct. 12), the Virginia State Police responded to a report of a plane crash near the Culpeper Regional Airport. The FAA and NTSB are responding to the scene to investigate what may have caused the small, private plane to crash. The pilot did not survive the crash. State police are still in the process of confirming the pilot’s identification and notify next of kin.

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