Lewis Katz, Co-Owner of Inquirer, Killed in Plane Crash

Philadelphia philanthropist and co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, 72 year-old, Lewis Katz was killed over the weekend in a plane crash. The crash happened Saturday night in a Boston suburb.

The plane never left the ground, according to reports at Hanscom Field, where the plane was attempting to take out, but skidded off the runway and down an embankment, killing Katz and 6 other passengers who were attending a party for Pulitzer Prize winning historian, Doris Kerns Goodwin. Just last Tuesday, Katz and Gerry Lenfest struck a deal to gain control of the Inquirer and Daily news. There is still no known cause for the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board is looking for the black box to determine why the craft left the runway before take-off.

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