1 dead after plane crash in Warren County

A pilot is dead after a small private plane crashed and caught on fire in Warren County, Virginia Saturday afternoon. 

The pilot was identified as 76-year-old Steven B. Zaboji.

Police said Zaboji's plane took off at around 1:35 p.m. with a glider in tow. 

The plane started experiencing problems after the glider was safely disconnected.
 
At 1:39 p.m., the plane crashed in the 1700 block of Ridgeway Road near Front Royal Airport.
 
The glider safely landed after the crash.

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Police said the FAA and NTSB had been notified. 

Virginia State Police are investigating the crash. There is no further information at this time.

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