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Mon May 6, 2024, 04:57 PM May 6

2 killed when a small plane headed to South Carolina crashes in Virginia, police say

2 killed when a small plane headed to South Carolina crashes in Virginia, police say

The Associated Press
May 6, 2024, 2:50 PM


Two people were killed when a small plane headed for South Carolina crashed in Virginia, authorities said.
(Courtesy Virginia State Police)

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The aircraft was found on fire in a densely wooded area in Palmyra, Virginia. (Courtesy Virginia State Police)

Two people were killed when a small plane headed for South Carolina crashed in Virginia, authorities said. ... The Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a low-flying plane and an explosion around 9 a.m. Sunday in Palmyra and an aircraft was found on fire in a densely wooded area, Virginia State Police said in a news release.

The twin-engine aircraft departed Manassas Regional Airport, about 71 miles (114 km) northeast of Palmyra, and was headed to Georgetown County Airport in South Carolina, the FAA said in a statement.

Both the pilot of the privately-owned 1975 Rockwell Aero Commander 690A and the passenger were killed, police said. Police identified the pilot as John W. Latham, 63, of Haymarket, and the passenger as Niiben C.A. Ayivorh, 73, of Burke.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, police said. There was a light rain at the time of the crash.

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