Victims Of High Rock Lake Plane Crash Identified

Authorities have identified a Michigan man whose company has strong ties to the racing business and a woman traveling with him as the victims of a plane crash at High Rock Lake.

The Salisbury Post reported that Rowan County Fire Marshal Tom Murphy says Steve Bown was killed in the crash Friday, along with Karyn Martin. He was president of Performance Springs Inc. of New Hudson, Mich.

Murphy says Bown was in Davidson County on a business trip.

His body was recovered Saturday afternoon from the underwater wreckage of his four-seater Cessna 350. Martin's body was recovered about an hour after the crash.

The plane took off from the Davidson County airport about 1:15 p.m. Friday, heading for Florida, and was only in the air briefly before crashing.

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Authorities have recovered a woman's body after a small plane carrying two people crashed into a central North Carolina lake.

The Federal Aviation Administration reported that the Cessna 350 crashed under unknown circumstances early Friday afternoon in High Rock Lake.

The Salisbury Post reports that divers were searching for a man's body in the plane.

Because of fog, the search is expected to resume Saturday morning.

A technician at the Davidson County airport said the plane came from Commerce Township, Mich., and stayed overnight in Davidson, N.C., before leaving Friday for Florida.


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  • by Thomas Petty on Mar 4, 2012 at 10:59 AM
    Learning to fly but I ain't got wings,coming down is the hardest thing.
  • by bo on Mar 4, 2012 at 06:31 AM
    bob is actually right cessna didnt make a 350 they bought out the columbia 350 and changed the name to the cessna 350 since they own it now for whatever its worth
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      by Teresa on Mar 4, 2012 at 11:05 AM in reply to bo
      Actually WITN is correct. The report does not say who made the plane only that it is a Cessna 350. Since there is a Cessna 350, WITN made no error.
  • by Awesome Location: ENC on Mar 4, 2012 at 12:34 AM
    Not sure about anyone else, but I don't want to fly with Pilot Bob.
  • by mike on Mar 3, 2012 at 12:31 PM
    There is such a plane witn you are correct. Please research before you comment people.
  • by T on Mar 3, 2012 at 11:03 AM
    I found this in a listing of cessna models... Cessna 350 Corvalis formerly the Columbia 350. THis was from Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Cessna_models Is this incorrect?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 3, 2012 at 10:58 AM
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cessna_350 According to Wikipedia, there is a Cessna 350
  • by Pilot Bob on Mar 3, 2012 at 06:50 AM
    C'mon, ITN. There is no such thing as a Cessna 350. Did you mean a Cessna 150, a highly popular two-seat trainer? Or perhaps a Cessna 340, a pressurized twin engine aircraft designed for personal travel? The rest of Cessna's line doesn't even come near to the "350" designation (and never has).
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Mar 3, 2012 at 11:40 AM in reply to Pilot Bob
      Pilot Bob is incorrect..... http://cessna.us/cessna-350-corvalis/
    • reply
      by LOL on Mar 3, 2012 at 12:02 PM in reply to Pilot Bob
      you're asking for too much. if you kin understand their grammar, you're doing good.
    • reply
      by Google on Mar 3, 2012 at 01:03 PM in reply to Pilot Bob
      There is a Cessna 350 Corvalis.
    • reply
      by Bob on Mar 4, 2012 at 07:15 AM in reply to Pilot Bob
      You don't know much about planes....
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