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1 killed in plane crash in Va. was ex fire captain

Sunday - 10/13/2013, 1:10pm  ET

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- One of the four passengers killed when their small plane crashed in Virginia was a retired Florida fire captain.

Sunrise Fire-Rescue said in a statement that Theodore Bradshaw was a 33-year veteran of the department. He retired in 2005 after rising to the rank and serving as an assistant fire chief.

A department statement says "Bradshaw was known for his spirited personality, intense mentorship and his dedication to serve the community he called home for more than 40 years."

Flags were issued to be lowered to half-staff Saturday in honor of Bradshaw.

Meanwhile, in a remote section of Virginia's Great Dismal Swamp, authorities continue to work Sunday to remove the bodies of Bradshaw, his wife and two other passengers - all from Florida. The crash cause remains under investigation.

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