Deadly Plane Crash in Gaithersburg


Community Wants More Restrictions at Montgomery County Airpark (VIDEO)

The Maryland Aviation Administration inspected the Montgomery County Airpark Wednesday morning and the results of that inspection are due in a few days. Keith Miller, executive director of the Montgomery County Revenue Authority,...

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Montgomery County Airpark Liaison Committee to Discuss Plane Crash

A meeting of the Montgomery County Airpark Liaison Committee is set for Jan. 28 to talk about the tragic December 8th plane crash that killed six people.  But Montgomery County Revenue Authority Executive Director Keith Miller...

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Ken Gemmell: One Month After the Tragic Plane Crash

“This wouldn’t have been on my top 1,000 fears in life.” Yet, one month ago today, a jet plane headed from North Carolina to the Montgomery County Airpark sliced through two houses in a Gaithersburg...

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DogFish Head Alehouse to Host Gemmell Fundraiser

A Gaithersburg restaurant has scheduled a fundraiser for Dec. 22 to benefit the Gemmell family, who lost Marie Gemmell and her two young sons when a plane crashed into their Gaithersburg home earlier this month. Dogfish Head...

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County Executive Leggett Wants Airpark Review (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett reflects on his recent visit to the site of the fatal plane crash. He said the crash has also raised some questions from residents about the operations at...

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Fund Established to Help Gaithersburg Victims of Plane Crash

UPDATED: The fund  created to help the Gemmell family who lost Marie Gemmell and her two young sons tragically Monday when a plane crashed into their Gaithersburg home, has topped $175,000 as  of 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. More than...

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NTSB Report: Ice on Wings Caused Fatal 2014 Gaithersburg Plane Crash

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A report released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) states that the pilot whose jet crashed into a Gaithersburg home on Dec. 8, 2014, failed to turn on de-icing equipment, which caused ice accumulation on the wings that led to the crash. “Pilots must rely on checklists and procedures because relying only on memory can […]

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Montgomery County Airpark Liaison Committee to Discuss Plane Crash

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A meeting of the Montgomery County Airpark Liaison Committee is set for Jan. 28 to talk about the tragic December 8th plane crash that killed six people.  But Montgomery County Revenue Authority Executive Director Keith Miller said he doesn’t believe there will be any changes to Airpark operations until the Authority gets a final accident […]

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Ken Gemmell: One Month After the Tragic Plane Crash

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“This wouldn’t have been on my top 1,000 fears in life.” Yet, one month ago today, a jet plane headed from North Carolina to the Montgomery County Airpark sliced through two houses in a Gaithersburg neighborhood, the wing shearing off and into Ken Gemmell’s home that he shared with his wife Marie and their two sons, […]

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Savi Technology Launches College Fund for Gemmell Daughter

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Savi Technology established the Arabelle Gemmell Fund, a campaign designed to create a college fund for Arabelle Gemmell, daughter of Savi employee Ken Gemmell. Arabelle’s mother and two young brothers, Devin and Cole, were killed when a small plane hit their home near Gaithersburg on Dec. 8, 2014. Ken Gemmell was at work at the […]

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DogFish Head Alehouse to Host Gemmell Fundraiser

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A Gaithersburg restaurant has scheduled a fundraiser for Dec. 22 to benefit the Gemmell family, who lost Marie Gemmell and her two young sons when a plane crashed into their Gaithersburg home earlier this month. Dogfish Head Alehouse at 800 West Diamond Avenue is donating 20 percent of the day’s profits as well as money from a […]

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Executive Ike Leggett on Airpark Review (Video)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett details the information he is looking for from the Revenue Authority when it comes to reviewing operations at the Montgomery County Airpark. Related:

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County Executive Leggett Wants Airpark Review (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett reflects on his recent visit to the site of the fatal plane crash. He said the crash has also raised some questions from residents about the operations at the Montgomery County Airpark and he is asking for a review from the Montgomery County Revenue Authority. […]

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Leggett on Support for the Gemmell Family (VIDEO)

Marie Gemmell and sons Cole and Devon.

A fund established for the Gemmell family has grown to over $355,000 this week. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett says it is gratifying to see the community’s generous support for this local family who lost so much in the tragic plane crash on Dec. 8. According to Kelsea Little, public […]

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Gaithersburg Staff and Leaders Offer Condolences to Gemmell Family

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The City of Gaithersburg released a statement  offering condolences to Ken Gemmell who lost his wife and two sons when their home was hit by the plane on Dec. 8. Ken Gemmell served on the city’s Environmental Affairs Committee and as a soccer coach through the city’s recreational program, according to a city press release. The statement […]

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Medical Report: Three On Board Plane Died of Traumatic Injuries

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The three people on board the jet that crashed in Gaithersburg Monday died of multiple traumatic injuries, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Police released the finding Wednesday afternoon. The three have been identified as Michael Rosenberg, 66; David Hartman, 52, and Chijioke Ogbuka, 31, all of Raleigh, N.C. The cause of […]

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Senator Mikulski Issues Statement on Plane Crash in Gaithersburg

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U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) issued the following statement on the plane crash in Gaithersburg which killed six people: “My thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones in yesterday’s plane crash in Gaithersburg especially to the Gemmell Family. My deepest gratitude goes to the first responders who rushed to the scene […]

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NTSB: Flight Pitched and Rolled on Axis Before Crashing (VIDEO)

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The jet that crashed into a Gaithersburg neighborhood killing the three onboard and three family members in a house it hit, was intact before it hit the ground and showed no evidence it hit birds, according to an NTSB official during a press conference Tuesday. The NTSB recovered all “four corners of the plane” meaning […]

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Medical Examiner: Mother, Sons Died of Smoke Inhalation

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Marie Gemmell and her two young sons who had been inside their Gaithersburg home when a plane hit it died of smoke inhalation, according to Montgomery County Police. Capt. Darren Francke said the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore ruled the manner of death for the three as “accidental” and the cause as “smoke inhalation.” Francke […]

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Fund Established to Help Gaithersburg Victims of Plane Crash

Marie Gemmell and sons Cole and Devon.

UPDATED: The fund  created to help the Gemmell family who lost Marie Gemmell and her two young sons tragically Monday when a plane crashed into their Gaithersburg home, has topped $175,000 as  of 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. More than 4,000 people have donated on the The Go Fund Me page. All of the funds raised will be donated […]

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NTSB: Collecting Perishable Evidence at Gaithersburg Plane Crash Scene (VIDEO)

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The National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said investigators will be on the scene for about a week collecting what he called “perishable evidence” in the plane crash in Gaithersburg that killed three people on board the jet and three others in a house it hit. Watch the press conference here. Here’s what we […]

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Red Cross Helping Residents at Plane Crash Site (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County police and firefighters are on the scene of a fatal plane crash in a Gaithersburg area neighborhood. In this raw video, MyMCMedia’s Krista Brick spoke with Red Cross volunteer Patrick Pannett about the organization’s role in helping residents at the scene. Related:  

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Eyewitness Describes Plane Flying Erratically Before Crash (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County police and firefighters are on the scene of a plane crash in the 19700 block of Drop Forge Lane in the Gaithersburg area of Montgomery County. In this MyMCMedia extra video, Tracy Everett, an eyewitness tell us what he saw:   Related:  

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Fire Spokesperson Pete Piringer at Plane Crash Site (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer fields questions from reporters at the site of a plane crash in a Gaithersburg area neighborhood. Three people on the plane were killed in this crash.

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Fire Chief Lohr at Plane Crash Site (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County police and firefighters are on the scene of a plane crash in a Gaithersburg area neighborhood. In this raw video, Montgomery County and Fire Rescue Chief Steve Lohr answers questions about the crash: Related:

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Eyewitness Account of Plane Crash (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

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Montgomery County police and firefighters are on the scene of a plane crash in a Gaithersburg area neighborhood. Montgomery Village resident Jimmy Haller submitted these photos and videos to MyMCMedia of the crash scene: PHOTOS | Jimmy Haller Related:

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Six People Killed When Small Jet Plane Crashes (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

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A fatal plane crash on Monday morning has claimed the life of six people. It happened at 10:43 a.m. on Dec. 8 in the 19700 block of Drop Forge Lane in a neighborhood near the Montgomery County Airpark. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer reports that three people on the plane were killed in the […]

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