Air Force general, an expert pilot, crashes plane in Virginia
By T. Rees Shapiro, Published: April 21
A two-star Air Force general and his wife died Friday after the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed less than a mile from the runway at Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport, authorities said.
The crash that killed Maj. Gen. Joseph D. Brown IV, 54, and his wife, Susan, 52, was under investigation Sunday, and it was not immediately clear what led the experienced pilot to go down, said Jay Neylon, an air safety investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board.
(Courtesy of US Air Force) - Air Force Major General Joseph Brown.
“It’s too early to come to any conclusions,” Neylon said. “We are still in the preliminary stages of the investigation.”
Brown, a 32-year Air Force veteran, was a decorated bomber pilot who flew sorties over Iraq and Afghanistan. He had been serving as commandant of the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy at the National Defense University, based at Fort McNair in the District.
Neylon and Federal Aviation Administration officials said Brown took off from Potomac Airfield in Prince George’s County at 3:55 p.m. Friday in a Cessna 210 and was about to land at the Williamsburg airport when the plane crashed at 4:53 p.m. Brown’s father, Joseph D. Brown III, lives in the Williamsburg area. A woman who answered the phone at the family’s home Sunday declined to comment.
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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.
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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.
Maybe they wanted to make sure he remained silent about something?I know accidents happen but there sure have been a lot of mysterious deaths recently.Check out more of his Bio here. Barracuda.
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