Danville, VA — The pilot who was killed on Thursday night (August 29, 2013) was identified as Dr. Scott Banuelos, a student pilot. The accident happened at the Danville Regional Airport on Thursday night as Banuelos was flying a Pipe Warrior II plane as his instructor watched from the ground.
The details aren’t yet clear about how the crash happened, but the FAA and other authorities including members of the NTSB are involved in the investigation process. According to the Times Dispatch, Banuelos was coming in for a landing when the plane hit an ILS tower near the runway. The crash happened at 7:45 p.m.
Banuelos was a Duke Medicine physician and was a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Danville Heart and Vascular Center.
No other injuries were reported .