Pilot identified after fatal plane crash in Loudoun Co.

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LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) — The pilot killed in a plane crash in Loudoun County on Thursday has been identified.

William Krens of Hillsboro, VA was 77-years-old. Investigators say he died on the scene.

Virginia State Police (VSP) was notified of a plane crash in the 35,000-block of Charles Town Pike in Western Loudoun County at 3:09 p.m. on Thursday. VSP reports Krens had just taken off at a nearby private airstrip.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the response and located one private aircraft in a field. Officials also contacted the Federal Aviation Administration along with the National Transportation Safety Board regarding the incident.

The crash is currently under investigation.

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