twin-engine Piper Navajo
An aviation accident near Leesburg has claimed the life of one man and critically injured a woman. The accident occurred around 2:35 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Witnesses told accident investigators that they heard an aircraft’s engine cutting in and out in the moments before the crash but assumed that the airplane making the noise was one of many stunt aircraft that fly out of nearby Leesburg Airport. A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said the agency will be investigating the crash as soon as they can get an accident investigation team to the crash site.