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Two Dead In Fauquier County Plane Collision

Two planes collided mid-air Monday afternoon. A pilot and passenger in one plane died and the pilot of another was transported to Mary Washington Hospital.

One of the planes involved in a mid-air collision Monday afternoon in southern Fauquier County is owned by the Provens from Broad Run.

According to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller, who spoke after the crash, the two planes landed about a mile apart. Parts of both planes and debris remains scattered throughout the crash scene.

Geller said one of the planes caught fire at impact, and two bodies have been recovered from the six-seat aircraft. She said the bodies of the pilot and passenger were transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner.

The adult male pilot of the other plane survived the crash and was transported to Mary Washington Hospital. That plane, a Piper PA-28-140, is owned by Thomas R. Proven and Carol B. Proven, according to the national registration database. The plane was manufactured in 1965. It is unclear if either of the Provens were in the plane, and that information has not been released yet by the FAA or NTSB. The white plane's right wing was completely torn off from the plane's body.

"I don't have a condition of the pilot, but he was conscious and talking to the first troopers to arrive on scene," Geller said in an email. "The incident and cause of the mid-air collision remain under investigation."

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