“There was no way we could not do something here. There’s too many people that need to grieve, need to mourn need to celebrate this family,” said co-worker Leanne Pantoliano.
Since the crash, officials have raised the question of icing and what, if any, impact it had on the tragedy.
A factual report is expected to be released by the National Transportation Safety Board, but a full report on the crash could take a year or more to complete.
The pilot of a small plane that crashed on the interstate in New Jersey, killing all five people on board, appeared to be calling for help just before the plane went down.
The question of icing was raised on Tuesday as a possible factor in the accident. However, officials said they are unable to pinpoint how big a factor it really was.
Pilot Jeffrey Buckalew, his wife Corinne and their two children were killed along with Buckalew’s business partner Rakesh Chawla, 1010 WINS’ Steve Sanderg reported. Both Buckalew and Chawla were managing directors of a New York investment firm.