Photo from Virginia State Police

Photo from Virginia State Police

From Virginia State Police: At 4:38 p.m. Sunday, Virginia State Police received a call about a plane making a crash landing in Pittsylvania County. The small passenger plane was located near Martinsville Highway and Long Circle in the community of Cascade.

The plane was flying from Charleston, S.C., to Baltimore, Md., when the pilot began experiencing problems with the aircraft losing power. The pilot declared an emergency and immediately began seeking a place to land. As the 1970 Piper PA-23-250 Apache made its descent, the wing struck the trees and the plane overturned onto its roof.

The pilot, Stephen C. Lloyd of Lexington, S.C., was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Chad E. Hudson and two juvenile passengers on board were not injured.

The FAA and NTSB have both been notified.

The cause and investigation remain ongoing at this time.