Passengers Survive Plane Crash in Augusta County

Three men walked away unharmed when their plane crashed into a horse field in Augusta County on Saturday afternoon. It is believed the plane lost power soon after take off.

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July 25, 2010

Three men from the Netherlands have survived a crash landing of their plane on Saturday afternoon is Augusta County.

The single engine Cessna 172N had just taken off from Eagle's Nest Airport in Augusta County when it lost power. According to the Virginia State Police spokeswoman, Corinne Geller, the pilot, Leo Van-der-goot, guided the plane into a nearby horse field.

All three of the men on board the plane were unharmed. Geller says they stopped in Augusta County to visit a friend.

The plane is owned by Apollo Aviation Inc. in Florida.

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