Alexandria Pilot Among Victims of Small Plane Crash

By Kathy Banks
|  Thursday, Aug 11, 2011  |  Updated 1:17 PM EDT
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Alexandria Pilot Among Victims of Small Plane Crash

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.  

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