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Wednesday April 4th
There was a big scare today on Route 460 in Dinwiddie.
pilot of a small Ultralight airplane was forced to make a
landing. It happened around 11am Monday, when the
locked up. There was some minor damage to the
the wing was sheared off when it landed by some
and there is some propeller damage but pilot walked
John Belvin was out for a joy ride when the unthinkable
"Bang...Bang...Boop! And it locked up! Something
broke in the engine," the pilot said. He didnt have
altitude and while he didnt see any traffic on the
There were power lines, yet still, he put the nose
and prepared to land along the highway. "I was familiar
the area and I knew this spot over here and I could see
both ways, you know. And I said, well thats as good a
as any and I got room to get it off to the side," said
Volunteer Fire Chief Alvin Langley was one of the
on the scene. "When I topped the hill and actually saw
plane on the side of the road, I took a double take and I
uh oh!," Langley said. The pilot was uninjured and only
damage to the plane. One lane of west-bound Rt.
was blocked for about an hour early this afternoon. After
pilot landed, authorities moved the plane off the road. The
is expected to take it back to his property and he says
he is going to fix it back up.
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