DA Releases Names of Victims in Deadly Plane Crash

Seven people were killed in crash Saturday night at Hanscom Field.

The names of the victims of this deadly plane crash Saturday night have been released.
The names of the victims of this deadly plane crash Saturday night have been released.
By Liz Taurasi

The Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office released the identifications Monday for six of the seven individuals killed Saturday night when a plane crashed on takeoff at Hanscom Field.

The victims have been identified as:

  • Pilot James McDowell, 51, of Georgetown, DE
  • Crew Member Teresa Ann Benhoff, 48, of Easton, DE
  • Passenger Lewis Katz, 72
  • Passenger Susan Asbell, 67, of Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Marcella Dalsey, 59, of Williamstown, NJ
  • Ann Leeds of Longport, NJ

There were seven people on board the Gulfstream IV that crashed on takeoff Saturday night out of Hanscom Field in Bedford, MA. The private plane was headed to Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey.

The 911 calls following the crash were released Monday by Bedford Police.

NTSB Aviation Investigator Luke Shiada told the media Sunday the investigation is focused on finding the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, to understand the sequence of events leading up to the crash. They will also be reviewing video from Hanscom.

Seven individuals were on board the plane when it crashed on takeoff around 9:40 p.m. Saturday night. They included two flight crew members, one pilot and four passengers.

A preliminary report on the crash of the initial factual information gathered in these initial stages of the investigation will be released by the NTSB in 10 days.

Another press briefing is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday night.

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