Airplane Crash (copy)

A Virginia State Trooper photographs an airplane that crashed into a hangar at Winchester Regional Airport on Monday. The pilot, a 49-year-old Front Royal woman, sustained injuries. No one was in the hangar when the crash occurred.

WINCHESTER — A pilot was injured after crash landing into a Winchester Regional Airport hangar Monday morning.

Sgt. Brent Coffey, a Virginia State Police spokesman, said the pilot, a 49-year-old Front Royal woman, was transported to Winchester Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

The crash occurred about 11:40 a.m. as the pilot, who was not identified, was attempting to land and struck an airplane hangar on Airport Road in Frederick County. Information on the type of aircraft was not immediately available.

Nick Sabo, the airport's executive director, said the pilot was the sole occupant of the aircraft and that she was able to extricate herself from the wreckage.

According Sabo, the aircraft appears to have been destroyed. He said the Federal Aviation Administration will perform an investigation. No one was in the hangar when the crash occurred, he said.

Some damage was done to the hangar, but it was not destroyed.

“Above all we are just thankful that everybody is OK," Sabo said. "Nobody on the ground was affected or hurt.”

— Contact Josh Janney at jjanney@winchesterstar.com