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Small plane crashes on runway at Chesapeake Regional Airport

Posted at 12:01 PM, Mar 13, 2018

Photo courtesy: Brian Hill

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A small plane crashed at the end of a runway March 13 at Chesapeake Regional Airport, Virginia State Police confirm.

Virginia State Police dispatchers say a call reporting a plane crash was received at 11:09 a.m.

Two people were on board the plane at the time of the crash but neither suffered any injuries.

The crash caused a small fuel leak which was handled by the Chesapeake Fire Department.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the crash was caused by the pilot's failure to apply carburetor heat during the approach for a touch-and-go landing. This resulted in a total loss of engine power during takeoff.