Virginia Flying Instructor 23 Killed When Student Caused Plane To Skid And Crash

Virginia Flying Instructor, 23, Killed When Student Caused Plane To Skid And Crash

During a flight lesson, Viktoria Ljungman, 23, died when the plane stopped and crashed. According to authorities, Oluwagbohunmi Oyebode, 18, pointed the plane’s nose too high, causing it to stall. Oyebode and another passenger on the jet, both 18 years old, were seriously hurt in the collision.

During a flight lesson in Virginia, a Swedish flight instructor perished when a pupil made a mistake that led to the small plane stalling and crashing. According to the Daily Mail, Viktoria Ljungman, a 23-year-old licenced commercial pilot, started a flight lesson with two students from Hampton University on Thursday at Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport, where Ljungman works 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. Oyebode and another 18-year-old passenger, who has not been named, both had serious injuries that put their lives in danger. On the spot, Ljungman was determined to be dead.

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After graduating from Hampton University, where she participated in the tennis team, Ljungman resided in Williamsburg. According to the Daily Press, she received her licence to instruct flight lessons in April.

The two students, according to HBCU Gameday, were receiving instruction in aviation as a result of a collaboration between Hampton University and the Rick Aviation Flight School. Her old college roommate described Ljungman as “brilliant, gorgeous, adventurous, punctual, (and) a risk taker.”

 Regarding the accident, the institution issued a statement.

“The regrettable incident involving two of our students today is known to Hampton University. The accident’s specific cause is still being looked into “After the accident, a university official reportedly said, according to local news. We have no more remarks at this time out of respect for the students and their families.