One person dead after plane crashes near Crozet

Local emergency services and the Virginia State Police responded to a reported plane crash Sunday evening in western Albemarle County

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The crash was reported just before 9 p.m. near Crozet, off Saddle Hollow Road. 

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Local emergency services and the Virginia State Police responded to a reported plane crash Sunday evening in western Albemarle County. The crash occurred around 9 p.m. off Saddle Hollow Road near Crozet. 

One body was found in the wreckage and the cause of the crash is under investigation, according to state police spokesperson Corinne Geller. The investigation has found no other passengers.

The body will be brought to the Office of the Medical Examiner for an autopsy and identification.

Geller said the aircraft was a privately-owned, 1996 twin-engine Cessna.

She also said the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident. 

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