PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Family members say the wife of a New Jersey borough commissioner was among seven dead in a plane crash that also killed the co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
James P. Leeds Sr. tells The Associated Press that his 74-year-old wife, Anne, died Saturday night in the Massachusetts crash. James serves on the board of commissioners in Longport, a resort town in southern New Jersey.
Leeds says he got a text from his wife from the plane at 9:36 p.m., four minutes before the crash.
He says his wife had been invited by Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz to attend an education-related function. They left Longport at about 2 p.m.
The plane crashed and caught fire as it was leaving Hanscom Field while on its way to Atlantic City.
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