NTSB to Meet for Hearing on Deadly Massachusetts Crash

Inquirer Owner Plane Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has scheduled a meeting to determine the probable cause of a plane crash in Massachusetts last year that killed seven people, including the co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday at NTSB's conference center in Washington, D.C.

The Gulfstream G-IV business jet crashed after it overran the end of a runway at Hanscom Field in Bedford on May 31, 2014.

The plane rolled through the paved safety area and across a grassy before striking approach lights and an antenna and bursting into flames.

Three crew members and four passengers, including Inquirer co-owner and philanthropist Lewis Katz, were killed.

A preliminary NTSB report suggested the crew of the private jet did not perform a flight control check before attempting takeoff. 

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