Entrepreneur Who Traveled On Blue Origin Flight Dies In Small Plane Crash

Glen de Vries, an entrepreneur who flew into space with Blue Origin, died on Friday in a small plane crash.

From CBS:

Glen de Vries, a businessman who flew to space last month with Jeff Bezos’ company Blue Origin, died in a small plane crash on Thursday. He was 49, according to New Jersey State Police.

The plane crashed in Sussex County, New Jersey, just before 3 p.m. De Vries and 54-year-old Thomas P. Fischer were killed. The FAA is investigating the crash, state police said.

“We are devastated to hear of the sudden passing of Glen de Vries. He brought so much life and energy to the entire Blue Origin team and to his fellow crewmates,” Blue Origin tweeted. “His passion for aviation, his charitable work, and his dedication to his craft will long be revered and admired.”

Blue Origin posted this:

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