The plane went down in a subdivision near the Williamsburg/Jamestown Airport Friday afternoon.
Two people, including a Major General in the United States Air Force, were killed Friday afternoon when a small plane crashed in the Williamsburg area.
WAVY, citing Virginia State Police, reported that Major General Joseph D. Brown IV, 54, had died in the crash, along with a female passenger and a family pet. The woman’s name was not released.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen described the plane as a Cessna 210 that went down about a half-mile from the Williamsburg/Jamestown airport in a subdivision. No injuries were reported on the ground.
Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Deputy Director for Nuclear Operations, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. In this capacity, he was the principal adviser to the commander on issues pertaining to strategic deterrence and nuclear operations and was responsible for management and oversight of the nuclear enterprise overseeing personnel, procedural, equipment, communications and facility requirements supporting the nuclear command and control system. The general is a command pilot with more than 4,300 hours, primarily in the B-1 and B-52, including combat time in operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.