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    Philadelphia Inquirer Co-Owner Dies in Mass. Plane Crash

    By By Mark Leberfinger, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    June 02, 2014, 1:07:29 AM EDT

    Seven people are dead, including the co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer, after a plane crashed on takeoff on Saturday night from Hanscom Field in Bedford, Massachusetts.

    The crash was reported about 9:40 p.m. EDT on Saturday.

    Hanscom Field is next to Hanscom Air Force Base.

    The plane, a Gulfstream IV jet, was en route to the Atlantic City International Airport, WBZ-TV in Boston reported.

    The weather at the time of the crash was clear with no wind and a temperature in the upper 40s, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Lada said.

    The National Transportation Safety Board said on its Twitter feed late Saturday that it was investigating the cause of the crash. The Federal Aviation Administration also was investigating.

    Through its twitter feed, the Philadelphia Inquirer announced on Sunday morning that Lewis Katz was among those killed in the plane crash.

    Katz, 72, was co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer, The Daily News and Philly.com, stated the Inquirer.

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