Glen De Vries, Who Flew To Space With William Shatner, Dies In Small Plane Crash In New Jersey

HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A small plane bound for Sussex Airport in New Jersey crashed Thursday, killing two people, including a man who flew to space with William Shatner.

State police identified the victims as Glen M. de Vries, 49, of New York City and Thomas P. Fischer, 54, of Hopatcong, New Jersey.

De Vries was a member of the crew that made headlines last month when they flew to space with Jeff Bezos’ company Blue Origin.

“Our thoughts and support go out to Glen’s family. Our deepest sympathy also goes out to our MEDIDATA team, which Glen co-founded. His tireless energy, empathy and pioneering spirit left their mark on everyone who knew him. We will truly miss Glen, but his dreams – which we share – live on: we will pursue progress in life sciences & healthcare as passionately as he did,” said a spokesperson from Dassault Systemes.

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Source: CBS