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Glen de Vries: William Shatner’s spacecraft partner dies in plane crash


A US businessman who blasted into space with Star Trek actor William Shatner has died in a plane crash less than a month later.

Glen de Vries, 49, was a passenger in a single-engine plane that crashed in New Jersey’s woods on Thursday.

Thomas Fischer, 54, the other passenger on the flight, was also killed.

Mr. De Vries was a tech entrepreneur who worked with Mr. Shatner on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ New Shepard spacecraft.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating the crash, the Cessna 172 plane crashed in a wooded area of a state park near Lake Kemah about 40 minutes before sunset.

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