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U.S. Army General Killed After Plane Crash

Tuesday’s tiny private jet crash at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland has reportedly claimed the life of an Army general, according to the army.

When the single-engine Piper PA-28 Cherokee aircraft he was flying crashed in Havre de Grace, Maryland, Maj. Gen. Anthony Potts, who recently led the Army’s Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical, or PEO C3T, perished. In the vessel, he was the lone occupant.

Uncertain factors may have contributed to the collision, which was still being looked at on Friday.

Potts, 59, oversaw a 1,600-person team at Aberdeen Proving Ground, a military research facility, in the creation of improved network technology, weaponry, and body armor as part of the Army’s aim to reorganize its force by the middle of the next decade.

These initiatives are a part of a transition away from terrorist operations and toward new gear and conventional military strategy.

Potts, a married father of two, was commissioned as an aviation officer in the Army in 1987.

He spent a large portion of his early career flying the AH-64 Apache. His honors include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal with Valor, and the Legion of Merit.

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