Plane struck wires while landing

"Our preliminary report indicates that it struck some wires on approach," says FAA spokesperson Laura Brown, speaking of this morning's crash of a Beechcraft Bonanza.

The crash site, in a tree-laden gully in a North Garden cow pasture, showed no obvious skid marks or other evidence suggesting anything other than a sudden impact. The crash, Brown said, occurred at 11:27am.
Brown said she did not know the flight's origin, but she did release the tail number of the ill-fated aircraft: N202EN. There has been no confirmation of the six-seat plane's two occupants, but online FAA records indicate that the plane is registered to David I. Brown of West Hartford, Connecticut.

Brown is a principal with Qroe Development, the Derry, New Hampshire-based firm that purchased 2,300-acre Bundoran from Fred Scott in January. The firm has announced a housing development plan that would keep approximately 80 percent of that North Garden tract in open space.

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