Plane Crash Vigil
LONG BEACH, CALIF. USA -- Gigi Jackson, left, Chandler Campbell, center, and Abbey Vince, all friends of Mark Bixby's children, during a vigil for Bixby and other plane crash victims on March 18, 2011, in Long Beach, Calif. The vigil was for for victims of a plane crash Wednesday at Long Beach Airport. Mike Jensen survived the crash that killed Tom Dean, Bruce Krall, Jeff Berger, Mark Bixby, and Ken Cruz.
Bixby is a well-known bicycle advocate, real estate broker and member of one of Long Beach's founding families, for whom the Bixby Knolls neighborhood is named.
Dean and Berger are developers who own most of Los Cerritos Wetlands and were involved in a historic deal last year exchanging part of the property for city land in order to preserve the wetlands.
Krall was their financial adviser, and Cruz was the pilot of the small, twin-engine plane that crashed shortly after take-off about
Photo by Jeff Gritchen / Long Beach Press-Telegram