UPDATE: Plane lands off runway at Halifax County airport

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UPDATE 10:45 p.m.: Virginia State Police responded to reports of an aircraft experiencing engine trouble in the air above William M. Tuck Airport in Halifax County, not Smyth County as we originally reported.

According to police, a Piper Commanche experienced engine trouble as it was making its approach for landing.

The plane landed safely, but away from the runway, in an airport field Tuesday afternoon at approximately 2:34 p.m.

The pilot, Robert Overstreet, from Clarksville, Va., was the only person onboard and he was not injured.

The FAA has been notified of the incident.

In our previous story, we mentioned the plane landed at the White Oak Stand Airport in Smyth County.

WFXR News regrets the error.


ORIGINAL STORY – On Tuesday afternoon, a plane unexpectedly landed on its belly at the White Oak Stand Airport in Smyth County.

Virginia State Police say the airplane pilot reportedly missed a turn and ended up in the grass at the airport.

No one was injured.

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