LEESBURG, Va. - Virginia State Police say that at 9:20 a.m. they responded to a plane crash in Loudoun County. State Police say that a Cessna made a crash landing in the vicinity of the 19000 block of Sycolin Road in Leesburg, Va. The pilot was not injured. The FAA has been notified. Cause of the crash is under investigation.
According to investigators, Joseph R. Bryant, 53, of Goldendale, Wash., had taken off Saturday morning from the Leesburg Executive Airport for Georgia. About an hour into the flight, the weather conditions began to worsen so Bryant turned the one-seater Sonex experimental aircraft around to return to the Leesburg Airport.
As he approached the airport, he began to experience engine trouble and landed the aircraft in a field in the 19000 block of Sycolin Road.
Bryant was not injured.
The FAA was notified of the crash, which remains under investigation.
The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) assisted state police at the scene.