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NEWS: NBC Exec Ebersol survives crash, son missing.

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posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 09:21 AM
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Dick Ebersol, best known for being chairman of NBC Sports, escaped serious injury - along with his oldest son - from a fiery plane crash in snowbound Colorado. The seat his 14 year old son was in is missing from the wreckage and a search is underway. Ebersol's wife, actress Susan Saint James, was not on the plane at the time of the crash.
 



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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) -- NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol and his college-age son emerged from the wreckage of a corporate jet after it crashed during takeoff and burst into flames, killing two crew members. Rescuers were still searching for Ebersol's younger son, whose seat was missing from the smoldering ruins.

The 18-seat charter jet with six people on board crashed Sunday morning at Montrose Regional Airport in southwest Colorado, not far from the Telluride Ski Area. A heavy snowstorm had lightened up before the plane prepared to depart for South Bend, Ind., where Ebersol's son Charles is a senior at the University of Notre Dame.

A witness said the impact ripped the cockpit from the fuselage, and that Charles Ebersol helped his 57-year-old father to safety through the front of the plane.

The pilot and a flight attendant were killed, said Michael O'Connor, regional duty officer with the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington state. The co-pilot was hospitalized in Denver, while Dick and Charles Ebersol were hospitalized in Grand Junction, witnesses said.




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A tragic incident; our prayers go out to the family. Hopefully the search will find him alive.
The crash took place while that region of Colorado is being hit with major snowstorm, with up to 3 feet of snow on the ground.





[edit on 29-11-2004 by Banshee]




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