FAA officials confirmed, a plane has crashed erupting into flames at Hanscom Field in Bedford. *UPDATE* Lewis Katz, 72, co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Daily News and Philly.com, was on board and died in the crash.

Katz’s death was confirmed by Inquirer editor Bill Marimow, who said he learned the news Sunday morning from close associates.

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Gulfstream IV aircraft

“This is preliminary information about a Gulfstream IV aircraft that apparently ran off Runway 11 at Hanscom Field in Bedford, MA at 9:40 p.m. today,” the agency wrote in a statement. “The aircraft was departing, it apparently caught fire. We do not know the number of persons on board or destination yet. We will update this statement when new information is available.” source

Gulfstream IV aircraft Small Jet Crash, Bedford, MassachusettsA joint statement from the Bedford Police and Fire Departments confirmed responders received the call around 9:42 p.m. Saturday night, and that a hazardous materials team was also at the scene.

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