Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board were on the scene yesterday of a West Virginia air show crash that killed a Cornelius man Saturday. John “Jack” Mangan III, 54, died when the plane he was piloting crashed.
Witnesses say Mr. Mangan was in the middle of a maneuver when the T-28 Warbird went down. Mangan was part of a Cincinnati-based group that was performing a tribute to the military as part of the show.
Mr. Mangan He was a former Air Force pilot who was part of a group that owned restaurants in several states. Mangan is survived by his wife and three children.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home and Cremation Services. For hotel accommodations, out of town guests a.e asked to contact Paula Hughes at 704-784-3430.
Sept. 19, 2011, Charlotte Observer, “Cornelius man killed in plane crash a success on land and in the air”