‘Philadelphia Inquirer’ Co-Owner Among 7 Dead In Plane Crash

Seven people were killed after a G4 crashed in Hanscom Field, MA last night (May 31) after a plane en route to Atlantic City, NJ went down at approximately 9:40 p.m. Among the deceased was the co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Lewis Katz, 72.

There were no survivors of the crash, but Katz has been the only identified passenger so far. In a statement for the Inquirer, Katz’s death was confirmed:

“Lewis Katz was an exceptional man, whose presence enriched the lives of everyone he came in contact with,” editor Bill Marimow said. “He never forgot his friends or his roots, giving back generously to the city of Camden, Temple University, Dickinson College’s law school, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and countless other organizations. . . . He loved his family and his friends and they loved him back in return. We’ve lost a great friend.”

The National Transportation Safety Board is currently investigating the crash.