At approximately 10:20 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15, an airplane caught fire mid-air in the vicinity of the airport.
The pilot, identified as Robert W. Soderholm III, and a male passenger were traveling back from the Richmond Executive-Chesterfield County Airport when the plane’s 1969 Piper engine caught fire. Soderholm made a successful emergency landing at the Williamsburg Jamestown Airport without incident.
There were no injuries reported. VSP emphasizes that it considers this an occurrence and not a crash.