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Virginia flight instructor, 23, killed during flight lesson after a student caused the plane to stall and crash

During a flight lesson in Virginia, a Swedish flight instructor was killed when a student made a mistake that led to the small plane stalling and crashing.

Virginia flight instructor, 23, killed during flight lesson after a student caused the plane to stall and crash

During a flight lesson in Virginia, a Swedish flight instructor was killed when a student made a mistake that led to the small plane stalling and crashing.

Viktoria Ljungman, a 23-year-old licensed commercial pilot, started teaching two Hampton University students how to fly on Thursday at Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport, where she worked as an instructor. According to a statement from Virginia State Police, the deadly crash happened after 18-year-old Oluwagbohunmi Oyebode tried to bring the single-engine Cessna 172 plane up at too steep an angle while 100 feet in the air.

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Oyebode and another 18-year-old passenger, who has not been named, both sustained critical injuries. On the spot, Ljungman was identified as dead.

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The two students were learning to fly as a result of a partnership between Hampton University and the Rick Aviation Flight School. Ljungman’s old college roommate described her as “intelligent, beautiful, adventurous, punctual, and a risk taker.”

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The institution issued a statement regarding the collision. “The terrible incident that happened today and involved two of our students is known to Hampton University. Investigations are ongoing to determine the accident’s exact cause “Following the accident, a university official said. “We have no more comment at this time out of respect for the students and their families”.

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