Rockville Teen Among Plane Crash Victims in Ohio - NBC4 Washington

Rockville Teen Among Plane Crash Victims in Ohio



    Friends of Abe Pishevar gathered to remember the young wrestler, killed in a plane crash in Ohio. News4's Chris Gordon reports. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014)

    An 18-year-old man from Rockville, Maryland was among four young men who died in a small plane crash in Ohio late Monday.

    Abraham Pishevar, 18, was a graduate of Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda. He was also an undergraduate student at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio.

    Pishevar and three other people were killed at about 10 p.m. when their plane, a 1999 Cessna Model 172R, crashed shortly after taking off from the Cuyahoga County Airport, authorities said. 

    The plane crashed in the Willoughby Hills, Ohio area, close to the airport and near the border of Lake County and Cuyahoga County. All four were pronounced dead at the scene.

    Pishevar's name and those of the three other victims were released Tuesday:

    • William Michael Felten, 20, of Saginaw, Michigan
    • Lucas Vincent Marcelli, 20, of Massillon, Ohio.
    • John Hill, 18, of St. Simons Island, Georgia.

    Felten was the pilot; the other victims were passengers.

    Georgetown Preparatory School posted an in memoriam notice for Pishevar on their website Tuesday morning.

    "Abraham embodied the Georgetown Prep mission. He was a dedicated and enthusiastic student and key contributor on both the varsity football and wrestling teams... He was truly a man for others," the notice read.

    Case Western Reserve University confirmed in a notice published on their website Tuesday that Pishevar was a member of the school's varsity wrestling team.

    “We are truly heartbroken about these promising lives cut short and feel profound sympathy for their loved ones and friends” President Barbara R. Snyder wrote in the notice.

    NBC's affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio, WKYC reported that the plane had been rented for four hours and no flight plan was filed.