Investigators said the single-engine plane had tried to land several times Saturday before it went down less than a mile from the runway at Suffolk Executive Airport.
The victims' identities were not immediately known, but the aircraft was registered in Davidsonville, Md., police said.
The airport was hosting a weekend fly-in; however, organizers of the event told The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot the doomed plane was not signed up to participate.
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