Private Jet Crashes, Kills 7, Will This Ground Howard

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  1. BethSucks

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    CNN) -- A private plane crash late Saturday in Massachusetts killed all seven people aboard, according to Hanscom Field airport, where the plane had taken off.
    Among the dead was Lewis Katz, co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com. He was 72.
    "Katz made his fortune investing in the Kinney Parking empire and the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network in New York. He once owned the NBA's New Jersey Nets and the NHL's New Jersey Devils and is a major donor to Temple University, his alma mater,"philly.com reported.
    The crash came just a few days after Katz and H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest won control of the parent company that owns those news agencies with an $88 million bid at an auction, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported.
    "Words cannot express our sadness at this time regarding the sudden loss of Lewis Katz," the parent company, Interstate General Media, said in a statement. It expressed condolences to Katz's family and friends, "and to so many that his life and generosity touched through his countless acts of kindness."
    The names of the other victims have not been released.
    The plane apparently caught fire, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Purported photos of the crash on social media showed flames and smoke.
    Fire department rescuers responded to the scene of the crash early Sunday.
    The Gulfstream IV jet was taking off from Hanscom Air Force Base when it ran into a wooded area. Airport operations were shut down.
    Hanscom Field is a joint military and civilian facility about 20 miles outside of Boston. It's used regularly by corporations for travel and also as a secondary airport to Boston's Logan International Airport, according to Hanscom's website.
    The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.
     
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    Assasination?
     
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    small plane travel is unacceptably dangerous using the NTSB's own statistics: "[FONT=Helvetica Neue, Arial, sans-serif]Private aircraft have a fatality rate about 19 times greater than driving. [/FONT]That makes small plane travel 1391 times more dangerous than commercial flying. [FONT=Helvetica Neue, Arial, sans-serif] It is also true that a majority of the small plane accidents that occur are due to pilot error (71%) and could have been prevented." [/FONT]
     
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    Wow first I am hearing of this. He was just in the paper for buying the paper. Sucks
     
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  7. Nemo

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    BTW with giant diaper protection Robin will gleefully do this story to celebrate the death of evil whitey and poke at the wigged fraud.
    Stern hasn't flown commercial with the peasants at all this century.
     
  8. Bye You!

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    But his wife has (insert photo of Beth waiting on line at the airport.)
     
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    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    How many Gulfstream's IV have you ever heard about involved in fatal crashes. Of the accidents I read about one happened during takeoff when the plane veered into a ditch and the other happened after the plane had landed. They just don't explode in the air. This still is going to unnerve Howard who doesn't like flying to begin with.
     
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    Gulfstream IV is a nice fucking plane! :jerk:

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    I hate flying, Id jump on that fucker in a heartbeat
     
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    yeah that NTSB stat includes Doctors with their pilot liscenses flying Mooneys and not wanting to fill their tanks becuz they can get fuel a few cents cheaper at the next airport.
    G4 piloted by charter captain, you are very safe and if not its a better way to go than trapped on a tin can filled with the unwashed masses
     
  15. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...does this mean cabo is off the table for next year? what about the place in florida? thats a long way to drive from ny. geeze howard you could be dead in an instant, you should think about it.