Friday, November 26, 2010
California: Jewish Pilot Killed In Plane Crash
A Sydney man living in the U.S. and en route to Sydney for a friend’s wedding, died when his single-engine plane crashed near Hollister Airport in California.
28-year-old Benny Glattstein was heading back to Sydney for the wedding of close friend Jamie Enoch to Miriam Vickers.
Glattstein, a former Moriah College student, had planned a scheduled stop in Hawaii and was to be a groomsman at the wedding due to be held at Sydney’s Great Synagogue on Sunday, December 5.
He was an experienced pilot who had co-operated Australian Air Ferry…a professional service ferrying aircraft around the globe.
Authorities at the crash scene told media that the single-engined Mooney is a total wreck “with debris everywhere”.
Glattstein was the only person on board the aircraft.