Plane en route to Easton crashes in VA

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ESSEX CO., Va. – 47 ABC has learned that a plane that was en route to Easton crashed earlier this morning in Essex County, Virginia.

According to Virginia State Police, a distress call came in from the pilot at around 4:20 a.m. A short time later, officials found the small, private plane in a swampy area near the Tappahannock-Essex County Airport.

We’re told the pilot survived and has been taken to an area hospital for treatment. Authorities also say a Henrico firefighter was taken to the hospital for treatment of a chemical burn sustained from the aviation fuel.

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