Small plane crash lands at Highland Springs High School

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – No one was hurt when a small plane crash landed on the Highland Springs High School baseball field at about 1:22 p.m. Wednesday. The single-engine plane was approaching nearby Richmond International Airport (RIC) when it crash landed.

"A single-engine Cessna 180 was en route to the Richmond International Airport and had received clearance to land when it sustained engine failure," Virginia State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller said."The 55-year-old male pilot from Ontario, Canada made an emergency landing in the baseball field at Highland Springs High School in eastern Henrico County."

The pilot was the only person aboard the plane.

No injuries were reported on the ground, Geller said.

"As the plane made its descent, it did come in contact with a power line," she added.

Dominion Energy reported more than 5,700 customers were initially without power.

All power has since been restored to Highland Spring High school and all schools impacted by the outage, according to Henrico Schools spokesman Andy Jenks. The additional schools that were impacted includes ACE Center at Highland Springs, Highland Springs Elementary School, Donahoe Elementary School, Fair Oaks Elementary School and the New Bridge Learning Center.

All after school activities at Highland Springs High School have been cancelled.

Jenks went on to say all schools will open on time Thursday, September 6.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are on their way to Highland Springs to help investigate the crash landing.

This story is developing. Witnesses can send news tips, photos, and video here.

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