Former Minnesota businessman killed in Florida plane crash

18March 2021

Former Minnesota businessman killed in Florida plane crash

GLENWOOD, Minn. — A former western Minnesota business owner has been identified as one of the three people killed Monday in a fiery plane crash in Pembroke Pines, Fla.

Grant Hustad Jr., 71, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Yaacov Nahom, 63, of Davie, Fla., were identified by the Broward Medical Examiner’s Office as the two occupants in the single-engine plane that were killed when it crashed short of the runway for the North Perry Airport.

The single-engine Beechcraft plane crashed into an SUV and killed a 4-year-old boy identified as Taylor Bishop. According to the Miami Herald, the victim’s mother, Megan Bishop, was driving the SUV and was injured.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash. According to news accounts, the NTSB has not released which of the two occupants in the plane was its pilot. Both men were certified pilots.

The aircraft was registered to Florida Eagle Aviation Inc. Nahom was president of the company.

Hustad previously lived in Glenwood and operated a farm implement business there that was started by his father, Grant Hustad Sr.

He was an “extremely, careful pilot,” said John Stone, former publisher of the Pope County Tribune. Stone flew with Hustad on a few occasions while Hustad operated his business in Glenwood.

Hustad was a longtime pilot and promoter for the Glenwood Airport, added Stone. Hustad moved to Florida at least a decade ago, according to Stone.

 

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