News to Know: 1 killed in Rockingham County plane crash; Gov. Youngkin delivers State of the Commonwealth; Showers likely

Crews are searching for a small aircraft that allegedly went missing on Shenandoah Mountain.
Crews are searching for a small aircraft that allegedly went missing on Shenandoah Mountain.
Published: Jan. 12, 2023 at 6:16 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 12, 2023 at 7:49 AM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Here’s a look at your top headlines for Jan. 12, 2023.

1 Dead in Rockingham County Plane Crash

Officials search for alleged missing plane near Dayton.
Officials search for alleged missing plane near Dayton.(WHSV)

The Rockingham County Sheriff says one person is dead after a small plane crash.

Crews found the aircraft just before 6:30 Thursday morning.

The aircraft went missing on Shenandoah Mountain in Rockingham County - near Harrisonburg.

According to flight radar, the plane supposedly left Winchester around 6:20 yesterday evening but contact was allegedly lost just after 7 p.m.

Corrupted File to Blame For Breakdown in FAA Safety System

Flights are taking off again after thousands of flights were grounded yesterday morning.

A senior government official says the corrupted file affected both the primary and backup “Notice to Air Missions” systems - which send pilots vital information they need to fly.

A total of 124 flights were set to take off from Richmond Wednesday, but almost half of those flights were pushed back.

According to Flight Aware, two flights are delayed so far today.

Gov. Youngkin Delivers State Of The Commonwealth

Gov. Youngkin said the state of the commonwealth is better than it was this time last year, but there’s a lot more that needs to be done.

While there is a divide on some topics, there are areas both parties agree on including, finding solutions to the mental health care crisis, lowering the cost of energy, and investing in schools.

Good News Goochland Residents!

The school board unanimously voted to approve a nearly $45 million contract for the construction of the new Goochland Elementary School.

The school division expects construction to start in a few weeks.

The new school is slated to open for the 2024-2025 school year, with completion in late June 2024.

Showers Likely Tonight

During the day, it will be mostly cloudy and breezy. However, rain is possible this evening into the overnight hours.

Highs will be in the low 60s.