Newspaper Executive And Six Others Killed In Plane Crash
The co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, Lewis Katz, was killed along with six other people in a fiery plane crash in Massachusetts, just days after reaching a deal that many hoped would end months of infighting at the newspaper and help restore it to its former glory.
Katz was returning to New Jersey from a gathering at the home of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Also killed was Katz’s next-door neighbor, Anne Leeds, a 74-year-old retired preschool teacher he had invited to accompany him.
The identities of the other victims weren’t immediately released.