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Bodies Of Larry Glazer And Wife Killed In Mystery Plane Crash Recovered

January 21, 2015 - Larry Glazer and his wife, Jane Glazer remains have been located and recovered after a fatal plane crash back in September 2014, when their aircraft crashed into the waters off the coast of Port Antonio, Jamaica.

On September 5, 2014, about 8:26 AM, real-estate developer Larry Glazer and his wife departed Greater Rochester International Airport in their single-engine turbo-prop Socata TBM700 aircraft, N900KN for Naples Municipal Airport (APF), Florida for a retreat at their vacation home in Naples.

Glazer a commercial pilot climbed to flight level 280 and leveled off. At or about 10 AM Glazer contacted air traffic control to report an "indication that is not correct in the plane" and to request a descent to FL180.


The controller instructed Glazer to descend to flight level 250 and subsequently, due to traffic, instructed him to turn 30 degrees to the left and then descend to FL200. During this sequence the Glazer became unresponsive (you can listen to ATC and pilot exchange).

Air traffic control contacted the North American Aerospace Defense Command and two Air National Guard fighter jets were dispatched from McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Eastover, South Carolina and intercepted the Socata TBM700 at flight level 250 about 40 miles northwest of Charleston, South Carolina.

Both Glazer and his wife could be seen by the fighter jet pilots slumped over in their cockpit apparently they had succumbed to hypoxia, that is a it appears that the aircraft may have lost cabin pressure resulting in lowering oxygen levels and rendering the couple unconscious.



The fighter jet pilots out of South Carolina were relieved by two fighter jets from Homestead Air Force Base, Homestead, Florida that followed the airplane to Andros Island, Bahamas, and disengaged prior to entering Cuban airspace. The Socata TBM700 continued to fly through Cuban airspace, at which point the aircraft ran out of gas and at about 2:15 PM at flight level 250 began a  high rate of descent and crashed into open water of Port Antonio, Jamaica.

The Jamaican Defense Authority and United States Coast Guard conducted a search and rescue operation, however, on September 7, 2014 both agencies stop the search without any luck in locating the aircraft or the Glazer's. Glazer family financed an underwater sea expedition to locate the Socata aircraft and Larry and Jane Glazer. The company that provided underwater search was the Eclipse Group, a privately held marine service provider that provides subsea search and recovery based out in Annapolis, Maryland.

"Since that day, we have been resolute in our goal of bringing our mother and father home to Rochester." Glazer family members said in a statement. "We also recovered significant portions of the aircraft itself and we are hopeful that, in time, this will provide us with answers as to exactly what happened that day," according to the statement. "We are grateful for the expertise available to us, as well as the care brought to this situation by all parties."
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