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Monday, April 8, 2013
A North Carolina man suffered minor injuries Sunday when the light airplane he was piloting crashed while trying to take off at the gliderport, located off Virginia 311, in Craig County, Virginia State Police reported.
Kenneth Ray Gwyn of Ararat, N.C., was unable to gain enough air speed, causing the 1973 Cessna 172M aircraft to tip over on its nose.
The Cessna’s left wing hit the ground, causing the landing gear to collapse. The plane then rolled off to the right.
The two passengers in the plane were not injured.
The incident occurred about 2:50 p.m.
State police are continuing their investigation. The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified.
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