Plane Crash in Essex County

Plane Crash in EssexThe Virginia State Police are investigating a plane crash in Essex County that occurred on Saturday night around 8:15. Police along with the Tappahannock-Essex County Fire Department and rescue personnel were called to the scene after the pilot experienced an engine problem and crashed into several trees off of Rollins Lane near Route 360 at Bray’s Fork. State Police said four people were on board and were flying back to Hanover County Airport from Salisbury, Md. They were diverted to Tappahannock-Essex County Airport after the plane lost power at 6,000 feet, but the plane did not make it to the airport. The pilot, 54 year-old Paul B. Boulden of Mechanicsville deployed the planes parachute and the plane crash landed in the woods. No one was injured in this crash. The single-engine fixed wing plane was 2006 Cirrus SR22 and was last registered to Appendix R Solutions, based in Innsbrook.