Pilot killed in Danville plane crash

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DANVILLE, Va. — The pilot of a single-engine plane died in a crash Thursday night at Danville Regional Airport, according to Virginia State Police.

The crash was reported just before 7:45 p.m. at the southern end of the runway.

The pilot’s name has not been released, however GoDanRiver.com reports a man from Danville was the only person on the plane.

Sgt. Robert Carpentieri of the Virginia State Police says the piper Warrior plane was owned by General Aviation out of Danville.

Carpentieri says the plane was landing at the time of the crash when it “made a hard left” and “clipped an ILF tower,” breaking off one of the wings.