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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