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News : Men Identified In Fatal Kirksville Plane Crash
Posted by Randy on 2013/11/7 5:30:00 (1642 reads) News by the same author

(HeartlandConnection.com) -- For much of the day Wednesday, federal investigators were on the scene of Tuesday evening's deadly plane crash outside Kirksville.

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According to John Garlock, of KTVO, teams from the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration were supervising as a backhoe gathered up the wreckage of the single-engine plane scattered along Quail Lane about three miles southeast of Kirksville and two-and-a-half miles northeast of Kirksville Regional Airport.

The Piper PA-32 went down shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday evening as it was making its final approach into the airport at Millard.

The two Wisconsin men onboard were killed.

Their bodies were ejected from the plane when it crashed.

They are identified as James Quinn, 66, of Wauwatosa, and Robert Groh, 64, of Pewaukee.

Quinn was a flight instructor at Wisconsin Aviation.

Groh was president and CEO of GEO-Synthetics of Waukesha, Wis.

A company spokesman said in a statement that Groh and Quinn were flying back from meeting with one of Groh’s customers in the Denver area when the aircraft went down outside Kirksville.

It is believed the two were attempting make a refueling stop at Kirksville Regional.

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"Bob is remembered as a man passionate about his business with a big heart for family, friends and employees. He embraced challenging situations, reveling in resolving any problem. He will be missed dearly by all that have had the pleasure to know him," said John O'Connell, CFO and COO of Geo-Synthetics, in a statement Wednesday.

NTSB Senior Air Safety Investigator Pam Sullivan told KTVO at the scene Wednesday that there are three main aspects they examine when trying to determine the cause of a plane crash.

"We look at what we call the man, the machine and the environment,” said Sullivan. “So, we'll look at the aircraft, which is the machine, the engine. We'll look at the pilots, their background, their experience, their qualifications and history, and then we look at the environment, which is of course the weather, the airport conditions and so forth. So, we have to put all these pieces together."

There was light rain and patchy fog during the time the plane went down last night, but it's too soon to say if those were a factor in the crash.

Sullivan said the large pieces of the plane will be taken to a secured hangar at Kirksville Regional Airport for examination by federal investigators.

She said it will be approximately six months before the NTSB releases a report regarding the cause of the catastrophe.

Autopsies on Quinn and Groh are scheduled for Thursday in Columbia, Missouri.

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