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Margaret Lesch (Jahn) - Class Of 1974

Ellicott City pilot, wife die in crash of plane in N.Y.

February 08, 1991|By Susan Schoenberger Rafael Alvarez of The Sun's metropolitan staff contributed to this article.

An Ellicott City couple on their way back to Maryland from central New York state were killed yesterday morning when their twin-engine plane crashed into a farmer's field shortly after takeoff. Their 7-year-old son survived the crash but was seriously injured.

Kenneth M. Jahn, 37, was the pilot of the small plane that crashed at 10:30 a.m. after encountering heavy fog and rainy skies upon taking off from the airport in Skaneateles, N.Y., bound for the Carroll County Airport in Westminster. Mr. Jahn and his wife, Margaret Lesch Jahn, 34, were killed. Their son, Matthew, was in serious condition with abrasions last night at University Hospital in Syracuse, according to the Sheriff's Department in Onondaga County, N.Y.

Authorities in New York said that after Mr. Jahn took off, he apparently circled the plane over Skaneateles Lake in an attempt to return to the airport because of poor visibility and rain. The twin-engine Beechcraft Seneca 2 apparently struck a tree and then crashed in a farmer's field in Skaneateles.

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04/01/12 11:08 PM #1    

Corinne Steele (1973)

Hey Girlie... we may not be able to talk to you or see your awesome smile, but you are always present...we hear your giggles in all the old stories and feel the love... And in my day to day many times I think of you, my dear friend.

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