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SML Runway Crash May Not Have Been Pilot's First, Records Show

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

58e94478dc263.imageMONETA - State Police say a Culpeper man flying a North American T-6 airplane was not injured when the aircraft he was trying to land ran off the runway, hitting a group of trees Wednesday afternoon.

The crash happened around 4:40 p.m. at the Smith Mountain Lake Airport on Cutlass Road in Moneta.

Daniel Allen Haug of Culpeper, Virginia was flying the plane, state police say.

Cable 12 found records that show another plane crash involving a similar type and yellow color plane flown by a Daniel Allen Haug of Culpeper from April of 2017. In the 2017 crash, Haug was also trying to land - this time at Culpeper Regional Airport when the plane ran off of the runway and turned over, according to a 2017 Virginia State Police news release (see photo). 

In the 2017 crash, Haug, then 56, and his passenger, John Reed Reavis, Jr., 74 at the time, were both hurt. Haug was taken to Culpeper Hospital and Reavis had to be flown by helicoptor to INOVA Fairfax Hospital, according to the 2017 news release.

 

 

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Update: 2-Year-Old's Body Found in Smith Mountain Lake

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

Screenshot 20180705-134514 FacebookUPDATE: 1:45 P.M. - Officials say the boy's body was found in the lake a short time ago.

 

HUDDLESTON - The Bedford County Sheriff's Office says a group of people from Texas renting a house at Smith Mountain Lake called 9-1-1 this morning to report a missing 2-year-old boy. The group is renting a house on Rosewood Lane in Huddleston. 

The child has long brown hair, blue eyes and is wearing dinosaur pajama pants and a yellow PJ shirt, the sheriff's department says. He was last seen around 6 a.m.

 

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Crowd Gathers for First Ever 'Movie Night' in Rocky Mount

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

movienightROCKY MOUNT - The Rocky Mount Farmer's Market was transformed into a movie theatre Friday night. A large screen played Peter Rabbit while people in lawn chairs - parents and their kids - watched. The movie started at 8 p.m., but the town said on their Facebook page they would adjust the start time of the next movie on July 20 with more activities for the kids.