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Pilot identified in Crozet-area plane crash

The pilot was alone in the plane, according to Virginia State Police

The plane was downed in private property outside Crozet, Va.
The plane was downed in private property outside Crozet, Va.

A plane crash Sunday evening in western Albemarle County ended with the death of the pilot — positively identified Wednesday afternoon by the Office of the Medical Examiner as Kent Carr, a 51-year-old resident of Staunton, Va. The crash occurred around 9 p.m. off Saddle Hollow Road near Crozet.

The investigation found no other passengers, according to state police spokesperson Corinne Geller. Geller said the aircraft was a privately-owned, 1996 twin-engine Cessna.

She added the investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board is ongoing.

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