On October 8, 2021, a Cessna P210N Centurion crashed during takeoff at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport outside Atlanta, Georgia, killing a financial firm CEO and three others.
Officials say the fatal Cessna plane crash happened at approximately 1:10 p.m. local time. Eye witnesses say the small plane was only airborne for a few seconds before it fell to the ground, rolled over, and immediately caught fire.
The crash and subsequent fire killed 47-year-old pilot Jonathan Rosen, CEO of Entaire Global Companies. Rosen’s 14-year-old daughter, Allison, was also killed in the crash. The father and daughter were accompanied by 42-year-old Lauren Harrington and 13-year-old Julia Smith, who also perished in the tragic DeKalb crash.
The four victims were flying in a 1978 Cessna P210N Centurion aircraft to Houston, Texas on a personal trip, authorities say.
Victims of DeKalb-Peachtree Airport Crash
Jonathan Rosen was the CEO of Entaire Global Companies. He was passionate about imparting literacy skills to teenagers, founding the Rosen Family Foundation to empower children and adults across the socioeconomic spectrum with the knowledge and skills essential for successful financial decision making. He is survived by his wife Jill, and his daughter, Gabby.
Allison (Allie) Rosen was an eighth-grader who attended Peachtree Middle School. She was a gifted weightlifter who loved rock climbing.
According to the New York Post, Harrington was a longtime assistant to Mr. Rosen at Entaire Global Companies. Smith was one of Alison Rosen’s friends who attended Griffin Middle School.
What Caused the Cessna Crash in Georgia?
Authorities from the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the Georgia plane crash. General aviation crash investigations typically take between 12 and 18 months. Once NTSB has concluded its investigation, the agency will issue a report detailing the cause (or causes) of the DeKalb plane crash, along with any relevant safety recommendations to prevent another crash like this from happening again.
Two days after the crash, a salvaging company moved the destroyed plane to a site for investigators to analyze. NTSB acknowledged that dissecting the remains of the aircraft will be difficult because so much was destroyed in the post-crash fire. Nevertheless, the investigative team will glean what they can from the wreckage.
Of note, NTSB said the 1978 Cessna P210N plane, registered to Algab Holdings LLC, had recently been modified with a Rolls Royce turbine engine. The small plane was also equipped with an additional tank. At the time, authorities say the additional tank was filled with fuel, which why the post-crash fire was so intense. Per the investigative team, NTSB has asked for additional paperwork on the aircraft modification.
Veteran trial attorney Ronald L. M. Goldman has been litigating general aviation cases for more than 50 years. According to Goldman, the investigation will focus on the maintenance records for the Cessna P210N, the aircraft modification, and the actions of the pilot, among other things.
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Cessna 172E Skyhawk
Eagle River, Alaska
Cessna Super Skywagon 206C
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Long Beach, California
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania
Cessna Cardinal 177RG
South Lake Tahoe, California
Valley Park, Missouri
Long Island, New York
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Tricorner Knob, Tennessee
Cessna 172 Skyhawk II
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Oregon City, Oregon
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