Northfield surgeon killed in Virginia plane crash

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NORTHFIELD—Dr. Gregory A. Voit, 52, of Northfield, a prominent orthopedic surgeon with the Shore Orthopedic University Associates group in Somers Point was killed Wednesday, Dec. 18 when the single-engine Beechcraft six passenger plane he was piloting crashed near a residential area in Albemarle County, Virginia.

According to the Virginia State Police Sgt. Gregory Miller, Voit was on his way to Charlottesville to pick up his son from the University of Virginia and bring him home for Christmas break.  Voit took off earlier in the morning from the Woodbine Airport in Cape May County.

According to information from the Virginia State Police, Voit had radioed the tower at the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport that he was having engine trouble just after 11 a.m. A runway was cleared for the airplane but Voit’s plane came down about three miles short of the airport.

Miller said in a video interview that the plane hit several trees before it landed in front of a nearby home on Preddy Creek Road in rural Albemarle County; the residents were not present at the time of the crash. Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating what might be the cause of the accident, according to police.

Voit is a 1987 graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His expertise in orthopedic surgery included hand and wrist problems.

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