A small corporate jet crashed in Indiana on Friday just four minutes after it took off, killing everyone on board.
Newly re-appointed Ball State University trustee R. Wayne Estopinal, 63, has been confirmed as one of the three people, including the pilot, who died in the crash in the city of Borden.
An architect and soccer lover who founded the MLS team for Orlando City, Florida, Estopinal was a valued, engaged member of his community who will be greatly missed.
‘Wayne Estopinal was a strong, innovative business leader known for dynamic building design and his tremendous vision that helped to bring professional soccer to Louisville, and by helping it succeed. I’m deeply saddened to hear of his passing,’ Louisville, Kentucky Mayor Greg Fischer said.
The identity of the pilot and the third person on board the Cessna Citation C525 have not been confirmed at this time, ABC reported.
Estopinal was the CEO of TEG Architects and founded the Major League Soccer team for Orlando City, Florida.
‘The Orlando City SC organization would like to express its deepest sympathies for Founding Owner Wayne Estopinal, his family, the fellow passengers and everyone else who was impacted by today’s tragic plane accident in Indiana,’ the team said in a statement.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash.
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