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Friday, March 5, 2010

Plane Crash in Central Virginia Kills Reston Man

A small twin-engine plane which crashed into a home in Louisa, Virginia, yesterday afternoon, was registered to James A. Youngquist of Reston, according to the FAA.

An update:

Virginia State Police say 62-year-old Jay Youngquist of Reston, Virginia was the pilot who died in the plane crash. Family and friends of Reston's northpoint community are in shock. Neighbors say he was one of the nicest people who would plow their streets during the snow storm and he loved to do yard work outside.

Investigators say he was heading to a baseball game on the Southside, in Danville, Virginia. Neighbors say he often volunteered to umpire games.
Hats off.

More people remember Youngquist.


  1. Rest in Peace, Jay Youngquist. My condolences to your family.

  2. The Youngquists are a wonderful family and Jay is very well known for helping out with any situation in the neighborhood. He was especially popular during the recent snow storm when he used his plow to help the kids build a snow fort as well as dig out the rest of us. He is one of the good guys and will be very missed. Our hearts go out to the family.

    - a neighbor

  3. I am so saddened to hear about this tragedy. My heart goes out to his family. He will be missed in our North Point neighborhood.

  4. We are shocked and sadden by the horrible loss of Jay. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kathryn and his son. Rest in peace, Jay. We miss you.

  5. Our condolences to the Youngquist family. Just a week ago we were going through some old photos and came across pictures from a big storm in 1995. Our street was snowed in -- no car could get out for 2-3 days until Mr. Youngquist kindly came along with his truck to plow us out. It was a momentous occasion, so we snapped a few pictures of him in his truck doing what no other could. We were truly grateful for his kindness. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Youngquists.


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