Two employees of Fox owned-and-operated KTTV-TV Los Angeles were killed in
the crash of a chartered jet outside of Aspen, Colo., Thursday night.
The crash killed all 18 people aboard the plane as it attempted to land at
Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in snowy weather.
The two employees at KTTV have been identified as Mir Tukhi, an assignment
editor, and Marisa Witham, a researcher. A KTTV spokesman said neither were on
the flight for business purposes.
The plane was reportedly owned by a company headed by Andrew Vajna, a
Hollywood movie producer whose credits include Rambo and TotalRecall.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.