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Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner, six others die in US plane crash

Published on Jun 1, 2014 11:39 PM

NEW YORK (AFP) - An owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer and six other people were killed when a private business jet crashed on take off from an airfield outside Boston, officials and media said on Sunday.

The Gulfstream IV jet burst into a fireball upon crashing late on Saturday at LG Hanscom Field, located just north-west of Boston, killing all aboard.

Among the victims was Mr Lewis Katz, 72, who on Tuesday had joined another businessman in buying out the other owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer and two local publications, the newspaper said.

The identities of the other victims were not immediately made public.

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