More Remains Of Lake Erie Plane Crash Victim Identified

Fleming Family

(Cleveland) - Human remains that washed ashore in Lake County last week have been positively identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical examiner as those of a victim of a plane crash into Lake Erie six months ago.

Remains that washed ashore in the 31900 block of Lake Shore Boulevard in Willowick last week are those of 15-year-old John (Jack) Fleming.   They were identified using a DNA profile that had been developed.  Other remains of John (Jack) Fleming had been found inside the plane's wreckage in January, along with those of his father, John T. Fleming, and family friend Brian Casey.

On December 29, 2016, a private jet with six on board crashed into Lake Erie just after taking off from Burke Lakefront Airport.   John T. Fleming, who was piloting the plane, was flying back to Columbus after the six had been to a Cleveland Cavaliers game.

So far, remains of only John T. Fleming, John (Jack) Fleming, and Brian Casey have been found and identified.  Remains of John's wife, Sue, their other son, Andrew, and those of Casey's daughter Megan, have not been found.  Some human remains have been found by a fisherman in Pennsylvania, but it hasn't been determined if they are from one of the six victims.

(Photo courtesy Fleming Family via WKBN-TV)

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