Pebb Enterprises principals, employees killed in plane crash
They were on a trip scouting properties to buy
November 11, 2015 12:45PM
Crash in Akron, Ohio (Via NBC News)
Two principals and five employees of West Palm Beach-based Pebb Enterprises were among those killed in a jet crash in Akron, Ohio on Tuesday.
All nine people on board a Hawker H25 were killed, according to NBC News. The other two victims of the crash were crew members. Pebb confirmed in a statement that two principals and five employees were killed but did not identify the victims. They were reportedly on a trip scouting properties to buy when the small plane crashed into the apartment complex in Akron on Tuesday afternoon.
Pebb, a family owned and operated commercial property management firm active in Palm Beach County, issued the following statement:
“Our hearts are broken this morning with the news of the tragic accident that took the lives of two principals and five employees of Pebb Enterprises. We are shocked and deeply saddened for the families, colleagues and friends of those who perished. Our first priority is to give our fullest support to the family members and loved ones of our co-workers. …”
Diane Smoot, director of lease administration and property accounting, was identified by her sister as one of the victims, NBC News reported.
No one was injured on the ground. The group flew from Florida to Minnesota, then Iowa to Missouri and then to Cincinnati. On Tuesday, they flew to Dayton before the crash. The cause of the crash has not been determined, according to NBC News.
Bruce Weiner, Jared Weiner and Ian Weiner as well as Ori Rom, are listed as managing principals on the company’s website. [NBC News] – Katherine Kallergis
Source: The Real Deal