The Harford County community is mourning the loss of Major General Anthony W. Potts, who tragically death on Tuesday night after a single-engine plane crash in Havre de Grace. As news of the incident spread, hearts were heavy with grief for the loss of a remarkable individual who served his country with distinction.
What Happened to MG Anthony Potts?
Harford County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Major General Anthony W. Potts, aged 59, was the pilot and sole casualty in the single-engine plane crash. The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. at a farm in the 3600 block of Old Level Road. Emergency responders, including FAA investigators and Harford County Sheriff’s Office personnel, quickly arrived at the scene to investigate the accident. Details regarding the cause of the crash remain uncertain, and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is leading the investigation.
Who is MG Anthony Potts?
Major General Anthony W. Potts was a highly respected United States Army officer with an illustrious career in the military. From June 22, 2022, to June 2023, he served as the Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, and Communications (Tactical). His expertise and leadership were evident during his tenure as the Program Executive Officer for Soldier of the United States Army. He also served as the Deputy Commanding General of the United States Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command and Senior Commander of the Natick Soldier Systems Center. Throughout his service, he made significant contributions to his country and was recognized as a distinguished leader among his peers.
The NTSB has commenced a thorough investigation into the plane crash involving a Piper PA-28 aircraft. An investigator arrived at the crash site on Wednesday to document the scene, examine the aircraft, and interview any potential witnesses. The investigation will also involve reviewing maintenance records, medical history, and flight history related to the aircraft and pilot. Although a preliminary report may be available in about 10-12 business days, the complete NTSB investigation can take 12-24 months to finalize.
Honoring the Legacy of Major General Anthony Potts
The passing of Major General Anthony W. Potts has left a void in the hearts of his family, friends, and colleagues. As the community grieves, we remember his dedicated service to the nation and his exceptional leadership in the United States Army. Major General Potts’ legacy will continue to inspire generations of military personnel and stand as a testament to the commitment and sacrifice of those who serve in uniform.
In the wake of the tragic plane crash, we extend our deepest condolences to the family of Major General Anthony W. Potts. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time of loss and mourning. As we await the results of the NTSB investigation, let us remember and honor the remarkable contributions of this distinguished military leader, whose legacy will forever be etched in the annals of the United States Army’s history.