3 victims in fatal crash ID’d
CLEVELAND (AP) — The recovered remains of three of the six people killed when a plane crashed into Lake Erie off Cleveland last month have been identified, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner said Friday.
Identifications were made for the plane’s pilot, 45-year-old John Fleming, of Dublin; is 15-year-old son, Jack; and 50-year-old Brian Casey, of Powell.
The other three people on the plane were Fleming’s 46-year-old wife, Sue; their 14-year-old son, Andrew, and Casey’s 19-year-old daughter, Megan.
The six were flying back to Columbus after attending a Cleveland Cavaliers game Dec. 29.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued a preliminary report Thursday that said John Fleming, a Columbus businessman, had received certification to fly the Cessna Citation 525 just 21 days before the crash. The NTSB report does not indicate why the plane suddenly lost altitude and crashed one minute after takeoff.