Former Minnesota organization owner killed in Florida aircraft crash

GLENWOOD, Minn. — A previous Glenwood, Minn., enterprise operator has been identified as a single of the three individuals killed Monday, March 15, in a fiery aircraft crash in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

Grant Hustad Jr., 71, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Yaacov Nahom, 63, of Davie, Florida, have been discovered by the Broward Professional medical Examiner’s Place of work as the two occupants in the solitary-motor plane that were killed when it crashed short of the runway for the North Perry Airport.

The solitary-motor Beechcraft airplane crashed into an SUV and killed a 4-12 months-old boy recognized as Taylor Bishop. In accordance to the Miami Herald, the victim’s mom, Megan Bishop, was driving the SUV and was injured.

The Countrywide Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash. In accordance to news accounts, the NTSB has not released which of the two occupants in the plane was its pilot. Both guys have been licensed pilots.

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Hustad had a industrial pilot certification for flying solitary-engine airplanes above land and sea, and landing multi-engine airplanes on land, according to FAA data, the Miami Herald documented.

Nahom has had a private pilot’s certification since 2017 and is rated to land single-engine plane on land and multi-motor airplanes on land, according to the similar report.

The aircraft was registered to Florida Eagle Aviation Inc. Nahom was president of the firm.

Hustad previously lived in Glenwood and operated a farm apply enterprise there that was began by his father, Grant Hustad Sr.

He was an “extremely, very careful pilot,” claimed John Stone, previous publisher of the Pope County Tribune. Stone flew with Hustad on a handful of events while Hustad operated his enterprise in Glenwood.

Hustad was a longtime pilot and promoter for the Glenwood Airport, included Stone. Hustad moved to Florida 10 or far more decades in the past, in accordance to Stone.

Hustad is also identified in Glenwood for the Trophy Lake household challenge in the neighborhood.