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Wreckage from Lewis Katz's plane lies at Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass.,
Wreckage from Lewis Katz's plane lies at Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass., (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Mark Garfinkel, Pool)
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Report Suggests Check Not Done in Katz Crash

BOSTON (AP) - The crew of a private jet that crashed in Massachusetts, killing Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz and six other people, did not perform a flight control check before attempting takeoff, a federal report issued Friday suggests.

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Lenfest Now Sole Owner of Philly Papers

A cable TV magnate completed an $88 million deal Wednesday to take over Philadelphia's largest newspapers after a bitter court fight and the sudden death of his business partner.

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Lewis Katz (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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Katz’s Son Plans to Withdraw From Inquirer Sale

The son of a Philadelphia Inquirer investor won't go forward with plans to buy its parent company this week, citing "the turmoil" of his father's recent plane crash death.

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Dignitaries stand at the start of a public memorial service for Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz at Temple University in Philadelphia. From left, Temple University President Neil Theobald, left, Rabbi Aaron Krupnick of Congregation Beth El, Patrick O'Connor, Chairman, Temple University Board of Trustees, Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, Former President Bill Clinton, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Mayor Michael Nutter, Philadelphia Inquirer editor Bill Marimow, author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Philadelphia Flyers chairman Ed Snider, and Entertainer and former classmate Bill Cosby. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Dignitaries stand at the start of a public memorial service for Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz at Temple University in Philadelphia. From left, Temple University President Neil Theobald, left, Rabbi Aaron Krupnick of Congregation Beth El, Patrick O'Connor, Chairman, Temple University Board of Trustees, Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, Former President Bill Clinton, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Mayor Michael Nutter, Philadelphia Inquirer editor Bill Marimow, author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Philadelphia Flyers chairman Ed Snider, and Entertainer and former classmate Bill Cosby. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Clinton, Cosby Among Speakers at Katz Service

Politicians, athletes and others remembered both sides of the Philadelphia newspaper co-owner Lewis Katz at a three-hour memorial service Wednesday.

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The flight data recorder, also known as a black box, recovered from the private jet destroyed in a fiery crash Saturday night at Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass. Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz and six others were killed in the crash. (AP Photo/National Transportation Safety Board)
The flight data recorder, also known as a black box, recovered from the private jet destroyed in a fiery crash Saturday night at Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass. Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz and six others were killed in the crash. (AP Photo/National Transportation Safety Board)
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Philly Paper Owner’s Jet Never Lifted off Runway

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- Data from the flight recorder on a New Jersey-bound jet that crashed over the weekend in Massachusetts, killing Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz and six other people, show the plane reached minimum takeoff speed but never lifted off the ground before it plunged into a ravine and burst into flames, a National Transportation Safety Board official said Tuesday.

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NTSB investigators at the scene of a plane that plunged down an embankment and erupted in flames during a takeoff attempt Saturday night at Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass.
NTSB investigators at the scene of a plane that plunged down an embankment and erupted in flames during a takeoff attempt Saturday night at Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass. (AP Photo/National Transportation Safety Board)
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NTSB Recovers Data Recorders From Katz’s Plane

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.

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Lewis Katz (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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Inquirer Owner Among 7 Killed on AC-Bound Plane in Massachusetts

Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz, the wife of Longport Commissioner James P. Leeds and a Cherry Hill woman are among seven people aboard a private plane that crashed in Massachusetts.

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