A father and son have died after the plane they were flying in crashed in a cornfield in Virginia.
The victims have been named as pilot Logan Edward Woodworth, 28, and his father, Bruce Edward Woodworth, 58, from Wilmington, North Carolina.
They died when their plane crashed into a cornfield in Colonial Beach, in the US state of Virginia, on Wednesday, 7th June.
The police said: “At 10:28 a.m. this morning, (June 7), Virginia State Police responded to a plane crash in the area of 687 Layton Landing Rd. in Colonial Beach, Va. A Vans R6 model single-engine plane had crashed in a cornfield near a driveway, then, caught fire.”
The Van’s RV-6 and RV-6A are two-seat, single-engine, low-wing homebuilt aeroplanes sold in kit form by Van’s Aircraft. The RV-6 is the tail-wheel-equipped version.
The authorities confirmed that both father and son died, adding that the crash had injured no one on the ground.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a statement that the aircraft, reportedly an experimental Van’s RV6, had crashed “under unknown circumstances” after taking off from “a private airstrip near Colonial Beach, Virginia.”
The NTSB said that the “aircraft was destroyed in a post-crash fire.”
Logan had said on social media in May that he was “finally back home” after flying some 6,000 miles across America.
The NTSB and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are now investigating the crash.