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Investigators look over the scene of a small plane crash that killed a Westminster man Saturday in Suffolk, Va.
Investigators look over the scene of a small plane crash that killed a Westminster man Saturday in Suffolk, Va. (SUBMITTED PHOTO , Carroll County Times)

A Westminster man died after a small, single-engine plane his father was piloting crashed while attempting to land at an airport in Suffolk, Va., according to a Virginia State Police news release.

The crash occurred at 1:01 p.m. Saturday, according to a Suffolk Police Department news release. The only two in the plane died on impact, and the victims were identified Sunday as Thomas Berry Newgent, 51, of Westminster, and Berry Raymond Newgent, 73, of Davidsonville, a Virginia State Police news release states.

The aircraft was attempting to land several times and crashed in a field in Suffolk, according to the Virginia State Police. It is unclear at this time if Suffolk was the plane's destination, Sgt. Michelle Anaya, a Virginia State Police spokeswoman, said.

An airshow was taking place in Suffolk at the time, but the aircraft was not involved, the Virginia State Police release states.

The Federal Aviation Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board and the Virginia State Police are investigating the crash, Anaya said.

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