Deer runs across runway causing small plane crash at Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport

Posted at 3:11 PM, Jul 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-27 22:34:20-04

JAMES CITY Co., Va. - A small plane crashed at the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport Wednesday afternoon.

According to state police, when the pilot was attempting to land, a deer ran in front of the plane, causing the pilot to lose control and run off the runway.

The plane, a Cessna 150L, crashed into a nearby marshy area around 2:45 p.m.

The pilot sustained minor injuries. He tells News 3 he had been flying four about an hour and half around the airport. He says he looked at the runway before landing, but just didn't see the deer. The plane is totaled.