Virginia Beach pilot runs off runway in Chesapeake

Virginia State Police were called to investigate a plane crash at Hampton Roads Executive Airport in Chesapeake yesterday.

The incident occurred at about 2:30 p.m.

James M. Biggs of Virginia Beach was piloting a Cessna 170A when, according to VSP, he lost control of the aircraft and ran off the airstrip. The plane ended up in the grass on its side with a damaged wing and landing gear.

No passengers were reported, and VSP said Biggs was not injured.

VSP did not announce any charges and has not yet disclosed details about a possible cause.

Chesapeake Fire also responded to the scene.

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