Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner among 7 killed in Massachusetts plane crash


May 31, 2014: This photo shows the glow from a plane crash and fire at Hanscom Airport. Authorities say a private plane with seven people on board ran off a runway while attempting to take off.                        (Courtesy Kevin Johnson/

(SOURCE)  The Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz was among seven people killed on board an Atlantic City-bound private jet when the plane crashed and caught fire shortly after takeoff from a Massachusetts airfield late Saturday.  

Bill Marimow, the paper’s editor, confirmed Katz’s death to on Sunday, saying he learned the news from close associates.

Officials said that the Gulfstream IV jet was leaving Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass., when it crashed and caught fire at approximately 9:40 p.m. local time. 

“There were no survivors,” Matthew Brelis, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Port Authority, said early Sunday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people on board and their loved ones.”

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