NTSB Recovers Data Recorders From Katz’s Plane
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The National Transportation Safety Board says it has recovered the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder from the private jet that crashed this weekend in Massachusetts, killing Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz and six others.
The agency had said earlier Monday it was working to recover the devices from the wreckage of Katz's Gulfstream IV jet that crashed during takeoff at Hanscom Field west of Boston on Saturday night. It said they were recovered at about 6:30 p.m.
The plane went off the end of the runway. It could be seen Monday with the nose resting on a hill, and the burned-out fuselage lying in a ravine.
Katz went to Massachusetts on Saturday with three friends to attend an education-related event at the home of historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. The plane's three crew members also died.
The rest of the victims were identified earlier Katz’s neighbor at the New Jersey shore, Anne Leeds, a 74-year-old retired preschool teacher he invited on the trip just that day; Marcella Dalsey, the director of Katz’s son’s foundation; and Susan Asbell, 67, the wife of a former New Jersey county prosecutor.