Longmont man dead after crashing plane in Canada
July 30, 2010
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) – Canadian authorities say they’ve recovered the body of a Longmont man who crashed in the Northwest Territories on his way back to Colorado.
Authorities say a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter spotted the crash site Thursday about 80 miles southeast of Norman Wells, Canada, and 75-year-old Terry Johnson was confirmed dead at the scene. Johnson last had contact with air traffic personnel Saturday morning. He was returning by himself from a family canoeing and fishing trip.
Johnson founded the data-storage MiniScribe company in 1980 from his Longmont home. The company went bankrupt and Maxtor bought the assets in 1990.
The crash is under investigation.