A twin-engine plane crashes in Virginia killing all 5 on board

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CMEDIA: A twin-engine plane with five people on board crashed near Ingalls Field Airport in Virginia, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said.

“A twin-engine IAI Astra 1125 crashed near Ingalls Field Airport in Hot Springs, Virginia, around 3 p.m. local time on Sunday, March 10. Five people were on board,” the agency said in a statement on Sunday.

According to Virginia State Police twin-engine IAI Astra 1125 went down near Ingalls Field Airport in Hot Springs at around 3pm on Sunday, killing the pilot and three other adults along with a child.

“At this time, it appears there were four adults and one juvenile onboard the aircraft. All five, which includes the pilot, died at the scene,” Virginia State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller reported saying.

Police reportedly said that the flight originated in Fort Lauderdale and was not scheduled to land at Ingalls Field.

The plane was trying to make an emergency landing, said the police, when it ran short of the runway, hit several trees and crashed into a nearby hillside, causing a brush fire which was quickly extinguished.

In the aftermath of the crash, Ingalls Field Airport was closed .