Man killed flying home to Sydney for a Simcha

November 26, 2010 by J-Wire Staff
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A Sydney man living in the U.S. and en route to Sydney for a friend’s wedding, died when his single-engine plane crashed near Hollister Airport in California.

Benny Glattstein

A Mooney aircraft

28-year-old Benny Glattstein was heading back to Sydney for the wedding of a close friend next week.

Glattstein, a former Moriah College student, had planned a scheduled stop in Hawaii and was to be a groomsman at the wedding in Sydney next week.

He was an experienced pilot who had co-operated Australian Air Ferry…a professional service ferrying aircraft around the globe.

Authorities at the crash scene told media that the single-engined Mooney is a total wreck “with debris everywhere”.

Glattstein was the only person on board the aircraft.

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3 Responses to “Man killed flying home to Sydney for a Simcha”
  1. Joyce says:

    I imagine there is no greater and deeper pain than losing a child. My heart and prayers go out to the Glattsteins at this most difficult time… Ben may your soul REST IN PEACE.. AMEN
    Wishing Hanna, Dr. Glattstein & the rest of the family longlife… 🙁

  2. Jaimie Rault says:

    We love you Ben. Keep flying brother and I’ll see you again someday. Thank you for everything you’re the best friend anyone could ever have.

  3. EDUARDO PONSO says:

    GREAT LOSS. BEN WAS ROOM MATE OF MY SON, AT ERAU, FOR MANY YEARS WE HAD A CONGENIAL CONVIVENCY WITH HIM, VERY NICE FELLOW.
    I AM IN TEARS FOR THIS EPISODE.
    MY SENTIMENTS TO THE FAMILY AND COMON FRIENDS.
    OLD UP MIKHAEL, I KNOW U R SUFFERING A LOT. ME TOO.
    PAPAS

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