Investment Bankers Die in Highway Plane Crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HARDING, N.J. (AP) - December 20, 2011 -

Two New York City investment bankers are among the five dead in a small plane crash on one of the New York City area's busiest highways.

Greenhill & Co. says two managing directors were aboard. They were 45-year-old Jeffrey Buckalew and 36-year-old Rakesh Chawla.

Buckalew is the registered owner of the single-engine plane and has a pilot's license. Greenhill says his wife and their two children also were aboard.

The FAA says the plane departed Teterboro Airport for DeKalb Peachtree Airport near Atlanta Tuesday when there was a garbled transmission and it disappeared from the radar.

The plane crashed on Interstate 287 in Harding, N.J.


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  • by unemployed Location: usa on Dec 20, 2011 at 04:07 PM
    glad no honest people were killed.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 20, 2011 at 05:55 PM in reply to unemployed
      Classy, real classy.
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        by tina parmert on Dec 21, 2011 at 07:12 AM in reply to
        anonymous haveing a bad day?
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          by Anonymous on Dec 21, 2011 at 08:44 AM in reply to tina parmert
          No. Do you agree with unemployed's absurd comment?
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      by Anonymous on Dec 20, 2011 at 06:42 PM in reply to unemployed
      Why would you think they were not honest? Do you think the pilot was dishonest? What a foolish statement.
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      by SNA on Dec 21, 2011 at 06:08 AM in reply to unemployed
      Yep. I'm sure the two young children that died in this crash fit your profile.
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      by Tallahassee Lassie on Dec 21, 2011 at 07:16 AM in reply to unemployed
      Unemployed you are such an A-Hole.......Please get your facts straight. Not all Investment Bankers are bad jut like everyone else in society. I will assume the reason you are unemployed is that you are a total jerk that can't hold on to a job or are one that is too lazy to look for a job. See now how does that make you feel???????? Think before you post..... My deepest condolences and prayers go out to the families of the beloved individuals that were lost.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 20, 2011 at 01:13 PM
    Curious why a small airplane crash in NJ is headline news here.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 20, 2011 at 04:14 PM in reply to
      Maybe because it happened in the U.S. I think Tallahassee is still in the U.S.?
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      by Someone who knows on Dec 21, 2011 at 09:57 AM in reply to
      Perhaps it is because they had family here, ever give that a thought???????
  • by SNA on Dec 20, 2011 at 11:10 AM
    Sad for this family, just before the holidays. How horrible that must have been.
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