Pilot Joseph Bryant escapes injury in crash landing of super duper cloud looper
LEESBURG, VA. — Virginia State Police Trooper J.A. Cabrera is investigating a minor plane crash that took place in Loudoun County Saturday morning (April 22, 2017). The incident occurred at approximately 9:20 a.m.
Joseph R. Bryant, 53, of Goldendale, Wash., had taken off Saturday morning from the Leesburg Executive Airport for Georgia. About an hour into the flight, the weather conditions began to worsen so Bryant turned the one-seater Sonex experimental aircraft around to return to the Leesburg Airport. As he approached the airport, he began to experience engine trouble and landed the aircraft in a field in the 19,000 block of Sycolin Road.
Bryant was not injured.
The FAA was notified of the crash, which remains under investigation.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) assisted state police at the scene.