Young Flight Instructor And Student Both Killed In Plane Crash

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Swedish flight instructor, 23, is killed in Virginia plane crash after student, 18, she was teaching pointed nose too high, causing aircraft to stall and plummet into the ground -Daily Mail

A 23-year-old flight instructor and her 18-year-old student were both killed when their plane crashed.

Viktoria Theresie Izabelle Ljungman, 23, was killed when a plane she was in crashed into a ditch after the pilot pointed the nose up at too steep an angle during take-off. Close friends shared that all Ljungman wanted to do was to work in aviation by becoming a commercial pilot.

Their single-engine Cessna 172 crashed upon takeoff Thursday afternoon at the Newport News-Williamsburg Airport. The 18-year-old student pilot suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital, where she later died.

Myana Mabry, a roommate, told news sources that she and Viktoria complimented each other so well and taught each other about their cultures. Their untimely death was considered tragic.

There were also 2 young men on the plane that were injured in the process of the crash. The injured young men had been attending Hampton University in Virginia and have been a part of the tennis team.

The university released a statement that only commented on the two men, sharing that the cause of the crash is currently under investigation. The school said they had no further comment at this time.

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  1. Swedish flight instructor, 23, is killed in Virginia plane crash after student, 18, she was teaching pointed nose too high, causing aircraft to stall and plummet into the ground  Daily Mail
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  3. Plane crash kills flight instructor, injures student pilot  The Free Lance Star

  4. Virginia plane crash kills flight instructor, injures student pilot  Fox News

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