Two managing directors from investment bank Greenhill & Co., Inc. were killed on Tuesday when the small plane they were in crashed in New Jersey. Ice on the wings was cited as a possible cause for the plane to come down.
According to a report in the New Jersey Star-Ledger, Jeffrey F. Buckalew and Rakesh Chawla, and Buckalew’s wife Corinne and two children, as well as the Buckalew family dog, were killed when the single-engine plane in which they were flying came down on Interstate 287 in northern New Jersey.
Buckalew, who owned the plane, was piloting as the group took off from Teeterboro Airport on its way to DeKalb-Peachtree Airport near Atlanta on what was described as a business trip, according to a Bloomberg report.
Buckalew was an experienced pilot, rated for instruments. NBC News reported that the tower warned Buckalew about icing on other planes in the area shortly after takeoff. Witnesses said the plane appeared to break up in the air before it crashed on the busy highway, strewing wreckage for a half mile.