Air Force general, wife killed in small plane crash in Virginia

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a plane crash that killed a decorated Air Force general and his wife near Williamsburg, Va.

The Air Force says Maj. Gen. Joseph D. Brown IV and his wife, Susan D. Brown, died Friday when the single-engine Cessna 210 he was flying crashed.

Joseph Brown was commandant of the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. He formerly was assigned to U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said the crash occurred at 4:53 p.m. Friday near the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport, where the plane was supposed to land. The Browns’ dog also was killed. There were no other passengers on the plane.

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