Providence Mourns Two Families Lost In GA Mishap | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date






Airborne On ANN

Airborne 11.30.15

Airborne 12.01.15

Airborne 11.25.15

Airborne 11.19.15

Airborne 11.20.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 11.30.15

Airborne 12.01.15

Airborne 11.25.15

Airborne 11.19.15

Airborne 11.20.15

EAA/ANN AirVenture Innovation Preview

AIP-#1 Vimeo

AIP-#2 Vimeo

AIP-Part 1 YouTube

AIP-Part 2 YouTube

Mon, Mar 28, 2005

Providence Mourns Two Families Lost In GA Mishap

"A Terrible Tragedy"

“It's a terrible tragedy. There are two families basically taken from us." Those words came from Mark Feinstein, president of the Rhode Island Jewish Federation, after two families -- both very active in the community -- were lost in a single-engine plane crash over the weekend. Feinstein was quoted in the Providence Day newspaper.

The victims were identified as:

  • Jeffrey Jacober, pilot
  • Karen Jacober
  • Eric Jacober, 15-years old
  • Gregg Weingeroff
  • Dawn Weingeroff
  • Leland Weingeroff, 10-years old

The two families were returning to Providence from a Florida vacation -- with a stop near Penn State University, where Michael Jacober was playing in a lacross tournament.

The Pilatus PC-12/45, built in 1999, was on approach to Pennsylvania's University Park Airport, near Penn State, at around 1400 EST when it went down not far from the airport. Jacober was reportedly in touch with New York Center at the time of the accident and didn't mention any problems with either the aircraft or the approach.

"I threw a tennis ball in the air, looked to the right, and I saw this huge plane come down out of the air," said 13-year old witness James Cox, quoted by Pennsylvania's Centre Daily Times. "It went straight to the ground" and made "a huge bang."

The teenager said the pilot of the PC-12/45 (file photo of type, right) "was just revving it and revving it and revving it" as he went down. "I said a small prayer to myself as I saw it twirl towards the ground," the young man wrote in an e-mail quoted by the Daily Times. "That was all I could think of for those poor people stranded in the plane."



More News

Airborne 11.30.15: Rutan SkiGull, Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, NASA-Virgin Galactic

Also: Tecnam P2012, Great Lakes Biplane, USAF X-56A, New IFR Training System, 'Lost In Space' Returns, Laser Strikes, ADS-B Seminar ANN Airborne Link: /index.cfm?do=video.playVideo>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.01.15)

Legal Ramifications Of The FAA's UAV Registration Program An analysis of the FAA's UAV Registration Task Force compiled by Jonathan Rupprecht of Rupprecht Law, P.A. Rupprecht write>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.01.15): Glideslope Intercept Altitude

The published minimum altitude to intercept the glideslope in the intermediate segment of an instrument approach.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.01.15)

“Economic and political events over the last year have impacted some of the fundamentals for growth. As a result, we expect some 400 million fewer people to be traveling in 2>[...]

ANN FAQ: What Does The API Mean To You

Engaging The Aviation World's Pivotal Organizations, Interests And Viewpoints The Airborne Partnership Initiative, we call it the API, is a plan developed by ANN CEO and Editor-In->[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC