Massachusetts Plane Crash Victims from Athens


Athens, TN (WDEF)

We have an update on our top story.

The Athens Post Athenian reports that the victims in that Massachusetts plane crash on Sunday are from our area.
They are Dr. Dr. Joseph Rick Kalister, his wife and his college aged daughter.
Kalister is the E-R director at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens.
The plane was owned by a doctor in Cleveland, but he was not on board.
We’ll have more on the story coming up at six.

Cleveland, TN (WDEF) – The plane that crashed into a home in Massachusetts this weekend may have come from Cleveland, Tennessee.

The plane was owned by Island Airways Incorporated in Cleveland.

We have checked several business addresses in Cleveland this morning and found no record of Island Airways.

But sources tell us that the Beechcraft B-E 36 is owned by Cleveland Osteopath, Dr. Rickey Hutcheson.
He is a registered pilot.

WBZ TV has contacted his wife and she said she couldn’t talk about it.

But employees at his practice tell us he was not on board the plane.

The pilot and two passengers on board were killed in the crash.

The family living in the house managed to escape the flames.

We’ll have more information as it becomes available.

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