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Ed Rendell: I Was Invited on Plane that Crashed in Mass.

Lewis Katz invited Rendell to travel on his private plane to a charity event in Massachusetts

Flames from the plane crash Saturday night that killed seven. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News
Flames from the plane crash Saturday night that killed seven. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said he was invited on the flight that crashed in Massachusetts Saturday, killing Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz and six others. 

According to an AP report, Katz invited Rendell to travel on his private plane to an event at historian Doris Kearns Goodwin's home in Massachusetts. Rendell declined due to another obligation, he told the AP.

Katz was one of seven people killed when his private plane crashed on takeoff from Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass. Katz, a 72-year-old business mogul, was returning home to New Jersey when the plane crashed at around 9:40 p.m.

Rendell told the AP he had flown with Katz more than two dozen times, including a recent trip to Los Angeles.

National Transportation Safety Board Officials are handling the investigation into what caused the crash.
   

Bill Sams June 03, 2014 at 09:54 AM
Shame
Steve Mast June 05, 2014 at 05:05 PM
Damn...
Blackdemon June 12, 2014 at 09:44 PM
Too bad he didn't make it.
Roy Martin June 13, 2014 at 06:28 AM
Now this guy, Katz was just involved in a brutal battle for ownership of The Inquirer. His plane mysteriously catches fire and no one but me is suspicious about the whole thing? Where are you Action News?

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