Editor’s Note: This story has since been updated. The plane went down near the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, close to New Point Comfort and the Wolf Trap Light. The plane’s pilot and passenger were rescued by the crew of a Virginia Institute of Marine Science research vessel. To read the full account published on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, please click here.
GLOUCESTER POINT — A pilot and unknown number of passengers were rescued this afternoon after a plane went down in the York River.
A single-engine plane went down in the York River on Monday, June 14 near Gloucester Point, an Coast Guard official with 5th District Public Affairs Office said.
A research vessel from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) was able to rescue everyone on board the plane. There were no injuries reported, though everyone on the plane was being taken to the VIMS facility at Gloucester Point to be checked out by local paramedics.
The cause of the crash is currently under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.
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