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Shannon Airport Plane Crash Kills 6

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Six people have died in a plane crash when a pilot was attempting to land a small private aircraft.

The crash happened at Shannon Airport in Fredericksburg, Virginia on Friday, CNN reports.

Despite an attempt to land, the aircraft was pulled back up into the air towards the end of the runway.

Virginia State Police said six people have died in a small plane crash near Shannon Airport in Fredericksburg.

“It’s a small private aircraft that had come in for a landing. It got to the end of the runway. It pulled up, banked to the left and crashed in the trees and caught fire,” said Corinne Geller, public relations manager for the state police.

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