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Plane crash cause released after killing a Notre Dame alum

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. – Two men were killed in a private plane crash headed to the University of Notre Dame on April 19th. The cause of the crash was ice accumulation.

Both individuals on the plane were killed, according to the FAA’s preliminary accident data.

University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., extended his deepest condolences to the families of Stephen Grady and James J. Durkin, officers in the Notre Dame Club of Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) who died Thursday (April 19) in a plane crash while traveling to the University.

"All of us in the Notre Dame family are shocked and saddened by this tragic news. My prayers are with Steve and Jim's families. We grieve with them and ask for God's blessings during this time of sorrow." Father Jenkins said.

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