Akron plane crash

NTSB: ‘Litany of failures’ led to plane crash that killed 7 from Boca

NTSB: ‘Litany of failures’ led to plane crash that killed 7 from Boca

The flight crew, the parent company and federal officials share the blame for this past year’s plane crash in Ohio that killed the pilots and seven people from a suburban Boca Raton commercial real estate firm, the National Transportation Safety Board ruled during a meeting Tuesday in Washington, D.C. “There were a litany of failures involved” in the wreck of the ExecuFlight plane...
Boca widow sues over Ohio jet crash that killed nine

Boca widow sues over Ohio jet crash that killed nine

The widow of one of seven employees of a Boca Raton firm killed when their corporate jet crashed in Ohio last year is suing the estates of the dead pilots and the Fort Lauderdale-based companies that owned, leased or chartered the ill-fated aircraft. In a lawsuit filed last week in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, the widow of Gary Shapiro claims negligence caused the British Aerospace 125-700 jet...

Report: Boynton pilot in fatal Ohio plane crash had been fired

The Boynton Beach pilot controlling a jet that crashed, killing nine, had been fired from his last job because he wasn’t learning fast enough and lost track of details, National Transportation Safety Board reports show. The reports offer the first detailed look at the Akron, Ohio, crash on Nov. 10 that killed seven passengers from a Boca Raton commercial real estate firm. Flight Officer Renato...

Ohio plane crash: Records show new cockpit display installed in 2010

Maintenance records for the airplane that crashed near the Akron, Ohio airport Nov. 10 don’t offer many clues, though nearly 500 pages of records show it was frequently sold. The last work of any significance was in 2010 when a new cockpit display was installed. Changes earlier than that included new radio gear and an emergency battery. The last structural repair was in 2007 to an elevator,...

Report: Boynton man was co-piloting plane that crashed in Ohio

A Boynton Beach man was one of two people piloting a plane that crashed in Ohio this month, killing them and seven employees of a Boca Raton real estate company, the Associated Press reported Friday. Renato Marchese, 50, of Boynton was co-piloting a small jet that crashed into an Akron, Ohio apartment building on Nov. 10. An Ohio medical examiner also identified the pilot as Oscar Chavez, 40, of North...

NTSB releases preliminary report on Akron plane crash that killed 9

A plane carrying seven employees of a Boca Raton company was trying to land under less than ideal conditions Nov. 10 when it crashed near the Akron, Ohio, airport and killed all nine people on board, a National Transportation Safety Board report confirmed Tuesday. Minutes before crashing, another plane that had just landed at Akron-Fulton International Airport had contacted the plane’s pilots...

Ohio plane crash: Medical Examiner releases IDs of seven victims

All seven Palm Beach County residents killed in Tuesday’s plane crash in Akron, Ohio were identified by the Summit County, Ohio, Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday afternoon. The victims, all employees of Boca Raton-based PEBB Enterprises were identified as: Gary Shapiro, 35, of Boca Raton; Diana Suriel, 32, of Wellington; Thomas Virgin, 31, of Boca Raton; Jared Weiner, 35, of Boca Raton...

Ohio plane crash: Boca man, 36, had been working at PEBB for 8 days

Nick Weaver had been on the job for only eight days when he died with six colleagues in a plane crash Tuesday in Akron, Ohio. Weaver, 36, who was married to Robin Gargano Weaver, was part of a group from Boca Raton-based PEBB Enterprises that was on a six-city tour scouting real estate. Akron was their last stop on the two-day trip, a family spokeswoman told The Palm Beach Post, and they were expected...

NTSB studies cockpit recording from final minutes before crash

As workers still parse through the wreckage of an Akron, Ohio plane crash that killed nine people, including seven employees of a Boca Raton company, National Transportation Safety Board officials are reviewing a recording that they hope will provide insight into why it went down. The NTSB recovered a 30-minute recording from the cockpit that captures the pilots talking about conditions including...