Hanscom Field Plane Crash
A federal report suggests 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.
Speakers have been announced for a Wednesday memorial service for Philadelphia philanthropist and businessman Lewis Katz.
National Transportation Safety Board officials are looking at black boxes they recovered and gave an update Tuesday.
Eyewitness News reporter Steve Patterson tells us how his generosity helped change lives.
The appointment — among a few others — is an indication that they’re trying to ‘carry on,’ despite the sudden loss of co-owner Lewis Katz in that weekend private jet crash.
The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday evening it had recovered the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder. NTSB investigator Luke Schiada had said Monday afternoon a crane was being used to lower somebody into the wreckage to search for the black boxes, which were located in an area heavily damaged by fire.
Camden children playing and learning is what it was all about for Lewis Katz, whose name is now on a school and Boys and Girls Club on the same block where he grew up.
Camden’s Charter School Network joins family and friends in mourning the loss of media mogul Lewis Katz and KATZ Academy Board of Trustees president Marcy Dalsey.
Temple University’s memorial service will be Wednesday at 11am in the school’s Performing Arts Center (formerly known as the Baptist Temple), on North Broad Street.
Katz was a Temple University alumnus and sat on the school’s board of directors, and Council President Clarke’s district includes the university and its surrounding neighborhood.
Lewis Katz, 72, died on Saturday night when a private jet carrying Katz and six others, crashed in Massachusetts.
Among the many people mourning the death of Lewis Katz is his longtime friend, comedian Bill Cosby.
“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you,” Katz said in his commencement address.
The last communication Longport, New Jersey Town Commissioner James Leeds heard from his wife was a text message sent just minutes before she was killed. The text read, “We’re at the airport, getting ready to go.”
Lewis Katz’s death has hit Philadelphia’s daily newspapers especially hard. His victory in Tuesday’s auction for ownership was seen as a boost for high journalistic standards. His loss is felt both personally and professionally.