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Medical examiner IDs 7 of 9 killed in Ohio plane crash

November 13, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio medical examiner has identified the seven passengers flying on a small jet that crashed into an Akron apartment house earlier this week, killing all nine people on board.

The passengers were on a scouting trip for Pebb Enterprises, a real estate development company based in Boca Raton, Florida.

The crash killed two company principals, 35-year-old Jared Weiner of Boca Raton and 32-year-old Ori Rom of Delray Beach, Florida, and five employees: 34-year-old Nick Weaver of Boca Raton, 50-year-old Diane Smoot of Delray Beach, 32-year-old Diana Suriel of Wellington, Florida, 35-year-old Gary Shapiro of Boca Raton, and 31-year-old Thomas Virgin of Boca Raton.

The two pilots haven’t been officially identified. The National Transportation Safety Board is combing through the wreckage for clues about what caused the crash.

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