CRAIG COUNTY, VA – The Virginia State Police are continuing their investigation into a small plane crash that occurred Sunday afternoon around 2:50 pm at the Glider Port located at 170 Glider Drive (off Rt 311) in Craig County.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 1973 Cessna 172M aircraft was attempting to take off when the aircraft lost flight capability due to lack of air speed and it then nosed over which made the left wing strike the ground causing the landing gear to collapse. The aircraft then rolled off to the right.
The Pilot Kenneth Ray Gwyn, of Ararat, North Carolina sustained minor injures and the two other passengers onboard were not injured in the crash.
The plane is owned by Mayberry Aviation Inc. out of Mt. Airy, North Carolina.
The FAA was notified of the incident. No further details regarding the crash are available at this time.