Recorder found from Katz crash
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The National Transportation Safety Board says it has recovered the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder from the private jet that crashed this weekend in Massachusetts, killing Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz and six others.
The agency had said earlier Monday it was working to recover the devices from the wreckage of Katz’s Gulfstream IV jet that crashed during takeoff at Hanscom Field west of Boston on Saturday night. It said they were recovered at about 6:30 p.m.
The plane went off the end of the runway. It could be seen Monday with the nose resting on a hill, and the burned-out fuselage lying in a ravine.
Katz made his fortune investing in parking lots and the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network in New York. He once owned the NBA’s New Jersey Nets and the NHL’s New Jersey Devils and in 2012 became a minority investor in the Inquirer.