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Pilot killed in Va. small plane crash was Reston man

The pilot killed March 4 when his small plane crashed into a Louisa house was James Arvid Youngquist of Reston, the Virginia State Police said.

Youngquist, 62, of the 1400 block of Waterfront Road had flown his fixed-wing, twin-engine Cessna aircraft from the Manassas Regional Airport that morning and landed at Freeman Field Airport in Louisa County to refuel, authorities said.

A firefighter looks at the tail section of the airplane. (AP Photo)

Shortly after taking off, the plane crashed into a home at 128 Jefferson Hwy., sparking a fire that enveloped the plane and the house, police said. The homeowner, who was in the basement, escaped without injury.

The Virginia State Police, Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  |  March 10, 2010; 8:39 AM ET
Categories:  Maria Glod , Virginia  
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