Skip to main content

Student Pilot Robert Camp, crash-lands Piper Comanche small plane at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport

Student pilot crash-lands small plane at Charlottesville airport

Two people escaped injury Saturday evening after the plane they were flying in, with a student pilot at the helm, crash-landed at the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport.
Airport spokesman Jason Burch said airport and Albemarle County emergency personnel were called to the scene at 4:58 p.m. for a crash involving a single-engine, general aviation airplane.

Despite an apparent malfunction of the landing gear, the blue and white 1961 Piper Comanche came to rest upright and intact, with no significant damage immediately visible from a distance.

In a news release, Virginia State Police identified the pilot as Robert Camp, a student pilot from Raleigh, N.C.
A spokeswoman with the state police said in the release that as the plane was coming in for a landing, "it made contact with the runway too hard," causing its landing gear to retract.
The plane then skidded to a stop on its “belly,” according to the release.
“Anytime you have any sort of alert at the airport, there’s a system in place, so we had several of the local stations here initially,” Burch said.
Melvin Bishop, Albemarle County assistant fire marshal, confirmed that county personnel and equipment responded, but they were released from the scene shortly after their arrival when the situation was declared under control. Albemarle police officers also responded.
“State troopers arrived, as well, and they will conduct an investigation,” Burch said at the airport Saturday. “It’s no different than a bus [crash] on the highway — they have to make sure there’s no foul play.”
The pilot and passenger were traveling from Winchester and had planned to land at the Charlottesville airport.
The incident delayed at least two departing flights, and an arriving flight was diverted to Lynchburg while officials investigated and cleared the runway.
Although the runway was reopened at 7:30 Saturday night, airport officials encouraged passengers to always check with their airline for the latest flight information.

Small plane crash-lands at Charlottesville airport
The Daily Progress
Two people escaped injury Saturday evening after their plane crash-landed on the runway at the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport. Airport spokesman Jason Burch said airport and Albemarle County emergency personnel were called to the scene at 4:58 p.m. ...
See all stories on this topic »
WARNING: Contains graphic scenes - Horrific plane crash caught on camera
Irish Independent
Footage has emerged of the moment a cargo plane in Afghanistan span out of control and crashed, killing all seven American crew members on board. Credit: arashy1981. Download our Free iPhone App Now. Download our Free Android App Now ...
See all stories on this topic »
Search and Rescue trains, simulates plane crash
... PM MDT May 11, 2013. Small Text; Medium Text; Large Text. Print; Email. Tweet. Search and Rescue trains, simulates plane crash. CACTUS PARK, Colo. -. Mesa County Search and Rescue responded to a plane crash, but it's not the kind you might think.
See all stories on this topic »
Minnesota News Briefs: Faughter and daughter survive plane crash
Pierce County Herald
Cross winds led him to abort the first attempt, and Asp says the plane caught a power line when he came around for a second try. Although he landed gear-down in a nearby field, the propeller caught in soft soil and the plane flipped. Neither Asp or his ...
See all stories on this topic »
Two Die When Small Plane Crashes In Texas Hill Country -
Two Die When Small Plane Crashes In Texas Hill Country. FREDERICKSBURG (May 9, 2013)--A small plane crashed Thursday less than a mile from the runway of the city airport in Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country. The Texas Department of Public ...
See all stories on this topic »
Fertilizer plane crashes in Lampung, killing its pilot
Jakarta Post
A light plane used to spray fertilizer for oil palm plantations in Mesuji regency, Lampung, has crashed, killing its pilot. The crash took place at 11 a.m. when the Fletcher FU 24-950 plane belonging to PT Sumber Indah Perkasa (SIP) was about to take ...
See all stories on this topic »

Jakarta Post
'Their cries for help still haunt me': Mangalore crash survivor remembers the ...
Emirates 24/7
But also feels unhappy, because like many of the next-of-kin of the dead victims of the Mangalore plane crash, he has had to engage in a protracted legal battle to claim due compensation for the crash. Speaking to Emirates 24|7, Mayankutty, who now ...
See all stories on this topic »


Popular posts from this blog

Guest Post Available on these sites

Guest Post Available on these sites. At just 100$ [For all Sites] Contact  +91 9977513452

New Tools to Identify and Protect Against Cloud Computing Problems

New  Tools  to Identify and Protect Against Cloud Computing Problems Overclockers Club This new  tool  is a very light program, taking less than 1% of a CPU's maximum load and using only 16 MB of memory, that monitors system level information for any deviations from the norm. If a virtual machine sees a sudden change in CPU, memory  ... See all stories on this topic » Increased  Internet  access aims at closing rural-urban education gap Global Times This semester, she is teaching at her hometown elementary school with the aid of the  Internet  and multimedia facilities,  tools  she first used only after she had become a college student. Xujiadu Primary School, where she works, is one of the  ... See all stories on this topic » Casual Collaboration Sweetened by Ribose Einnews Portugal The new web platform, , brings together an unmatched collection of  tools , applications and widgets that harness the real-time, social and cloud-based flexibility of today'

Digital Marketing Executive

Digital Marketing Executive  Roles and Responsibilities :  • Monitoring Social Media channels for trends and opportunities.  • PReparation of pre SEO data business analysis and internet strategy Report.  • Handling complete SEO On Page and OFF Page Optimization Process  • Web page analysis (analyzing client individual web pages by using Duplichecker and  copyscape for refreshing content.  • Essayed a key role in creating meta tags, design suggestions, meta description, content  optimization and suitable themed variation in alt tags and site architecture.  • Creating XML Sitemaps, Robots.txt, Rss feed submission for clients websites  • Checking Duplication for Content using tools like Duplichecker, Copyscape  • Keyword Optimization, Meta Tag Optimization, Optimizing the web Pages, Competitor  Analysis, Keywords Density Analysis, Website Speed Analysis, internal navigation,  Canonical tag, Google crawl errors, XML sitemap Creation, RSS Feed Creation, Robots Tex