Reston, VA Private Plane Crash, Nov 1977


At least three persons were killed and seven townhouses damaged Wednesday when a small plane crashed in Reston, Va., a suburb of Washington, D.C.
Killed were the pilot, JOSEPH L. REID, 41, of Columbus, Ohio State University's chief pilot and instructor at the aviation school, and two residents of the townhouse, HARRY and SUSAN OTTINGER, who owned the unit.
REID had left Columbus about 9 a.m. Wednesday to deliver a private airplane to its owner at Dulles International Airport. The aircraft was a twin-engine, six-seat Piper Aztec plane that had missed its first approach at the airport. He was attempting a second landing when it crashed.

The Daily Reporter Dover Ohio 1977-12-01