Director of aviation for the Massachusetts Port Authority Ed Freni speaks during a news conference at Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass., Sunday, June 1, 2014. A Gulfstream IV crashed as it was leaving Hanscom Field at about 9:40 p.m. Saturday for Atlantic City, N.J. There were no survivors. Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz was killed along with six other people in the crash. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
PHILADELPHIA - Family members say the wife of a New Jersey borough commissioner was among seven dead in a plane crash that also killed the co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
James P. Leeds Sr. tells The Associated Press that his 74-year-old wife, Anne, died Saturday night in the Massachusetts crash. James serves on the board of commissioners in Longport, a resort town in southern New Jersey.
Leeds says he got a text from his wife from the plane at 9:36 p.m., four minutes before the crash.
He says his wife had been invited by Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz to attend an education-related function. They left Longport at about 2 p.m.
The plane crashed and caught fire as it was leaving Hanscom Field while on its way to Atlantic City.