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Two Baltimore-area residents killed in small plane crash in Virginia

Two Baltimore-area residents were killed in a small plane crash in Virginia on Saturday, the Virginia State Police said Sunday.

The men were identified as Berry Raymond Newgent, 73, of Davidsonville, and Thomas Berry Newgent, 51, of Westminster. Berry Raymond Newgent was the pilot and owner of the experimental plane, and Thomas Berry Newgent the passenger, police said.

The plane attempted to land several times, likely at a nearby airstrip, and crashed in a field in Suffolk, police said. The men were killed upon impact.

An air show was underway over the weekend in Suffolk, police said, but the plane was not involved in the event.

Police have notified the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

cwells@baltsun.com

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