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UPDATE: Pilot Identified in Charlottesville Plane Crash

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UPDATE: 3:58 p.m.

Charlottesville, VA -Virginia State Police say a pilot was killed following a small plane crash in Albemarle County.

The crash occurred Wednesday morning in a residential section near Route 29.

The six-seater, single-engine Beechcraft crashed landed in the front yard of a house. No structures were struck by the plane.

The pilot has been identified as Gregory A. Voit, 52, of Northfield, N.J.

The aircraft had left Woodbine Airport in New Jersey and was to land at the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport.

Officials say the cause of the crash remains under investigation. Both the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified.

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UPDATE: 3:40 p.m.

Charlottesville, VA - Virginia State Police say a pilot was killed following a small plane crash in Albemarle County Wednesday morning.

A close-up picture of the plane, taken by WCAV (newsplex.com) shows that the plane came to rest right off of a nearby road.

The crash occurred in a residential section near Route 29. No structures were struck by the plane.

Officials say the cause of the crash remains under investigation. Both the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified.

ABC Station WSHV reports state police were called to the scene of the crash on Preddy Creek Road at 11:14 a.m., just north of the Charlottesville (CHO) airport.

The tower at CHO had received a distress call, WHSV reports, and the runway was cleared.

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