MONETA - 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.