Body recovered after Chesapeake Bay plane crash


The body of an elderly woman has been found following the crash of a small plane into the Chesapeake Bay off Smith Island. Authorities say the woman’s son was piloting the plane, and was able to swim to shore. He told police that he pulled his mother from the plane before it sank, but that she died while they were in the water.

The woman has been identified as 78-year-old Mary Lagerquist. Her son is 48-year-old son Lanson Ross II. The cause of the plane crash is still unknown, and is under investigation.


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