A Nebraska couple died Friday when their single-engine Cessna 210 crashed in Virginia, according to news reports.
The victims were identified as Joseph D. Brown IV, 54, and Susan S. Brown, 52. Their hometown was not listed.
The accident occurred shortly before 5 p.m. EDT in a James City County subdivision, said the Virginia State Police.
The Cessna was trying to land at the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport.
No one on the ground was injured.
No buildings were damaged, but officials said the plane barely missed hitting homes in the subdivision before crashing. It appeared that the Cessna hit the ground at a steep angle.
The couple's dog also died in the crash.
Virginia and Nebraska media outlets identified Joseph Brown as an Air Force major general. They said he was an official at the National Defense University in Washington and formerly was assigned to U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.
The State Police said the FAA was at the scene Friday night and that the National Transportation Safety Board would arrive Saturday morning.
This report includes material from the Associated Press.