Aircraft crashes in Isle of Wight County

Published 8:57 pm Friday, July 30, 2010

ISLE OF WIGHT — The pilot of a glider plane was unhurt after crashing during an emergency landing Friday in central Isle of Wight County, state police said.

Michael Henry Creamer, 63, of Newport News, took the plane down into some nearby trees, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya said. There were no other occupants.

Anaya said the glider took off from Garner Glider Airport on Iron Mine Springs Road just before 3 p.m. The plane malfunctioned shortly after takeoff, and the battery caught on fire.

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The Garner Glider Airport is near Iron Mine Springs and Orbit roads.

Anaya said Creamer will not face any charges.