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CEO of Bluffton’s Grob dies in plane crash

The Associated Press

July 28, 2014

FINDLAY — Authorities in northwest Ohio are still trying to identify one of two people killed in a weekend plane crash.


One of the victims in the crash near Findlay was the CEO of an Ohio manufacturing company. A coroner was trying to identify the remains of a woman killed in the crash, but the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says DNA testing may be needed. The (Toledo) Blade, however, reported that family members identified her as Tieasha McQuin, 26, of Toledo.


Deputies say Ralf Bronnenmeier, CEO of Grob Systems in Bluffton, was piloting the single-engine plane that crashed early Sunday into a ditch and just missed hitting an empty trailer.


Authorities say the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have launched investigations.


Media reports said the plane was traveling from Holland, Michigan, to Bluffton, which is near Findlay.