The Virginia Gazette said the Cessna went down about 5 p.m. EDT in Williamsburg Landing, a retirement community near the Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport.
The newspaper said fire officials confirmed one death and said at least one other person was aboard the aircraft. The victims' names had not been released.
The Newport Beach Daily Press reported the plane crashed on Boatright Court and wound up in a wooded area about 50 yards from a home.
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