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Ellicott City plane crash victims remembered for positivity, persistence

Ellicott City plane crash victims remembered for positivity, persistence

As investigation continues into Tuesday's plane crash in Stevensville, friends of the pilot and passenger who were killed in the crash say the Ellicott City residents were known for their adventurous outlook on life.

According to Maryland State Police, pilot Richard Hess, 63, and his passenger Janet Metz, 56, died after their rental plane – a white and red Van's RV-12 aircraft – crashed near the Bay Bridge Airport around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Representatives of Chesapeake Sport Pilot flight school nearby said the plane took off from their premises, and that Hess was a flight instructor at the school.

Priscilla Holdt said she worked with Hess for several years...

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