Larry L. Risley

 

 

Age: 59

 

Summary: founder and chief executive officer of Mesa Airlines in Farmington, New Mexico who had purchased Mesa Air Shuttles for $140,000 with his wife Janie and changed the name to Mesa Airlines in 1982 from the assets of a single-airplane charter service he started two years earlier before it grew from a company that had amassed a fleet of 135 aircraft flying under code-sharing arrangements with US Airways, America West and United Airlines from one aircraft and one route to cover 48 cities with 24 aircraft.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: October 27, 1944

 

Died: September 22, 2004

 

Location: Austin, Texas