Breaking: Mechanicsville man crashes plane in New Kent

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The FAA and NTSB have been notified by authorities of a plane crash that occurred off of Airport Road in New Kent County. Virginia State police are investigating the crash that sent the pilot to the hospital with minor injuries.

The crash occurred close to 4 p.m. during takeoff when the plane crashed into the woodline. The plane is a Cessna 172D single engine aircraft.

The pilot has been identified as 61-year-old Cornelius Obrien of Mechanicsville. He was taken to the hospital and is being treated for his injuries.

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