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Who are the victims of the Ingalls Field plane crash?

A private plane crashed on Sunday in Bath County, Va., killing all five people on board – three men, one woman and one boy, age 3.

News 10 has been working to find out who these victims were – and found three of the passengers were a family from Miami. Their television stations are reporting the victims as Alfredo Diez, the CEO of Atlantis Flight Academy, his wife, Kseniia Shanina, and their 3-year-old son, Nicholas.

Loved ones have identified the pilot has Claudio Colmenares and his co-pilot as Gagan Reddy, both also from South Florida.

The victims’ identities have been confirmed by Virginia State Police.

According to a Facebook search for “Virginia plane crash,” there is a tribute to Alfredo J. Diez, Kseniia and their three-year-old “baby boy.”

Another post is from Aldolfo Castillo who says his “great friend Alfredo J. Diez departed yesterday with his family and crew to his eternal flight.”

Castillo tells us Diez was “a wonderful person, always helpful and a very good businessman.”

Diez owned a business called Sky Jets Elite – a private jet charter company based out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

According to WSVN in Florida, Sky Jet Elite and Diez’s other business, a private flight school were both closed on Monday.

In Diez’s Miami neighborhood, one of his neighbors broke down in tears speaking about the family.

“Every time we passed by, we’d see them and say hello. I am very in shock. I just I don’t know,” neighbor Angela Pereyra said.


Source: WSLS News 10

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