Great relief to bring our parents home, say Glazer’s children
The family of American Larry and Jane Glazer has expressed “great relief” following the recovery the wreckage and the bodies of the couple four months after their small plane crashed in Jamaican waters.
They have also thanked the Jamaican Government for its support.
READ: Wreckage believed to be that of missing aircraft spotted
The plane was heading from Rochester, New York to Naples, Florida when the pilot became unresponsive to aviation authorities.
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SEE FULL STATEMENT FROM THE FAMILY:
"On September 5, 2014, the aircraft carrying our parents crashed in the ocean north of Jamaica. Since that day, we have been resolute in our goal of bringing our mother and father home to Rochester.
Due to the circumstances surrounding the crash, (including a water depth in excess of 3,000 meters), this goal proved extremely challenging. After the tireless efforts of many, we were able to commence a search earlier this month.
We employed the services of the Eclipse Group, Inc. out of Maryland to plan and conduct a search for our parents and any remains of their plane.
That search was a success, and so it is with great relief that we will be bringing our parents home.
We also recovered significant portions of the aircraft itself and we are hopeful that, in time, this will provide us with answers as to exactly what happened that day.
We are grateful for the expertise available to us, as well as the care brought to this situation by all parties.
Our family would like express our heartfelt gratitude to Steve Saint Amour and his team at the Eclipse Group for making this possible. Without their expertise and tireless efforts, we would not have been able to bring our parents home.
We also want to send a special thanks to the Government of Jamaica, particularly the Maritime Authority of Jamaica and the Civil Aviation Authority of Jamaica, for going above and beyond the call of duty in order to help our mission succeed.
Knowing we did all that could be done to bring our parents home provides us with the possibility for closure and eventual healing.
We appreciate all of the support we have received from the Rochester Community throughout this time."
Mindy MacLaren, Rick Glazer, and Ken Glazer
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