Summary: Vietnam War veteran and manufacturing engineer who was reportedly killed when a Continental Connection Flight 3407 commuter plane coming in for a landing nose-dived into the dining room through the roof of his family's suburban Buffalo house, sparking a fiery explosion and killing 49 people aboard but his wife Karen and their daughter Jill escaped with minor injuries at the scene of the deadly impact that was apparently caused by a turbulent icing buildup, in which it was the first fatal crash of a commercial airliner in the United States since 2006.
Cause of Death: Airplane accident
Born: July 13, 1947
Died: February 12, 2009
Location: Buffalo, New York