Former residents of Plymouth Meeting and Lafayette Hill, Leslie and Mitchel Weiss, perished in a plane crash in Costa Rica. According to media reports, they moved to Florida in 2005. From Philly.com:
Former Montgomery County residents Leslie Levin Weiss, 50, and her husband Mitchell Weiss, 52, were among 12 people killed in a fiery plane crash in northwest Costa Rica on Sunday, according to a government agency and news reports from the Central America country.
Two teenagers, also named Weiss, were also killed in the crash, but whether they are Leslie and Mitchel’s children has nit been confirmed. Also from Philly.com:
Also listed among the dead were Hannah Mae Weiss, 19, and Ari Moses Weiss, 16. It was not immediately clear whether they are children of Leslie and Mitchell Weiss. Records show Hannah Weiss sharing their address in Florida.
TampaBay.com has details on the conditions and here the crash took place. From TampaBay.com:
Aviation and security officials in Costa Rica told local news media that the cause of the crash was unknown but that the Nature Air plane encountered inclement weather Sunday when it first tried to land in Punta Islita to pick up the passengers. The plane returned to another airport before it eventually landed in Punta Islita around 11 a.m., the country’s civil aviation director told the newspaper El Mundo.
After the pilots picked up the American passengers, the plane took off for San José, the capital, which is about 140 miles east, the authorities said. Photos posted by government officials on Facebook show that the Cessna crashed several hundred yards from the end of a runway at Punta Islita Airport.
Six other Americans were killed in the crash, including a family of five from New York, along with two Costa Rican crew members.
Photo: Costa Rica’s Public Safety Ministry via AP