The pilot killed in Sunday’s deadly plane crash in Fauquier County has been identified.
Virginia State Police said the small, single-engine aircraft piloted by Shannon Beebe, 42, of Alexandria, Va., was approaching a landing strip at the Warrenton Air Park when it crashed into a nearby field. The impact caused the plane to catch fire and explode.
Beebe and a female passenger who has not been identified were killed in the crash.
The aircraft was a homemade model.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.