Skip to comments.Virginia Plane Crash: 'Air Force General' Dies
Posted on 04/20/2013 10:19:11 AM PDT by Fennie
A pilot who died when his light aircraft crashed just a few metres away from a house was reportedly a US Air Force general.
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I’m guessing he wasn’t gay....
With Stalin, it was a one-way ticket to the Lubyanka....guess we’re a little more creative.
AMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - A single-engine Cessna plane crashed in the Williamsburg Landing subdivision in James City County, killing two people Friday afternoon.
Assistant Fire Chief Bob Ryalls said the plane went down on Boatright Court near the Williamsburg/Jamestown Airport shortly before 5 p.m. There was no fire when it crashed.
State Police have confirmed the pilot, 54-year-old Joseph D. Brown, IV and a female passenger were killed, as was a family pet.
Well, one thing seems for sure. He was out of fuel.
Stall/spin during approach to landing it appears.
He was a classmate (Brother Rat) of mine a VMI.
Condolences to Genl. Brown’s family.
(BTW, Are we once again getting news from the Brits?)
God save the Queen!
Was he an Air Force General or did he just pretend to be one?
former BUFF and B1 Commander...RIP General and Mrs. Brown....from a former ‘blue suiter”
My guess also.
Probably out of fuel and the old story of trying to stretch his glide.
But you would expect anyone with his hours and intensive training to have kept a cool head.
On the other hand, I suspect that the military does not spend any time teaching fighter jocks the basics of dead stick landing.
More like blow and go.
Probably his title is in quotes because when the story was written there’d been no confirmation of his ID. The military does try to notify family before publicizing the death, although it seems Mrs. Brown was the other passenger. There may also be older children the USAF would have preferred to notify.
I’m betting the owners of that house are feeling pretty fortunate right now.
What class? I was there for one year in ‘70-71 - I can’t recall all my classmates by name, but his is not familiar.
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