1 dead after fiery plane crash at Danville airport

Posted on: 9:27 pm, August 29, 2013, by , updated on: 11:43pm, August 29, 2013

DANVILLE, Va. (WTVR) – The pilot of a small plane that crashed at the Danville Regional Airport was killed Thursday evening.

An officer with the Danville Police Department confirms that a single-engine plane crashed at the airport around 7:45 p.m.

The Danville Register and Bee reports that one person was killed. Officials said the plane was attempting to land when it crashed.

A reporter and photographer from the newspaper reported that they could see a small plane on the runway with flashing lights surrounding it. They have not, however been able to get closer because of safety concerns.

Stay with WTVR.com and watch CBS 6 News at 11 p.m. for the latest updates.