ABINGDON, Va. – A 68-year-old pilot survived a plane crash Monday morning.
Virginia State Police responded to an emergency call just after 9:30 a.m. at the Virginia Highlands Airport in Abingdon.
The pilot was transported to Bristol Regional Medical Center for treatment of what state police describe as non-life threatening injuries. He is from Ohio and was the aircraft’s only occupant.
The plane had taken off from Ohio and was landing at the Virginia Highlands Airport to refuel.
The Alon single-engine aircraft was in the process of landing the pilot experienced problems with steering the aircraft. The plane ran off the left side of the runway, struck an embankment and overturned onto its top.
The FAA and NTSB have been notified.