By Liz Taurasi
Katz once owned the NBA's New Jersey Nets and the NHL's New Jersey Devils. He presided over the transformation of the Nets from an also-ran franchise in the late 1990s to a two-time Eastern Conference champion a decade ago. He also was instrumental in the creation of the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network (YES).
The Associated Press is reporting a representative for Doris Kearns Goodwin said Katz attended an event at her home shortly before the plane crash.
Authorities have confirmed all seven people on board a private jet that crashed on takeoff and burst into flames at Hanscom Field Saturday night died. The crash happened just around 9:40 p.m. on Runway 11.
The plane, a Gulfstream IV, was headed to Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey. Officials confirmed early Sunday morning it was a private plane.
In a short press conference Sunday morning, Massport officials said the bodies of those who were killed have not been removed from the wreckage and it will be up to the NTSB to handle recovery.
Officials have still not released the identities of all those killed in Saturday night’s crash.
Hanscom will be closed indefinitely pending the investigation.
The NTSB has scheduled another press conference for 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon.