Airplane passenger dies after severe turbulence

Tragedy struck a private plane on Friday when a passenger was killed in a severe case of turbulence.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is examining the circumstances that prompted the Bombardier Challenger 300 business jet to divert to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

The craft had been en route from Keene, New Hampshire to Leesburg, Virginia with five people on board, as per the NTSB. The agency is currently interviewing the two crew members and two passengers who lived through the incident and have removed the jet’s cockpit voice and data recorders. The NTSB expects to issue a preliminary report within two to three weeks.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) database, the jet belongs to Conexon, a Kansas City, Missouri-based organization that provides fiber internet services to rural areas. When asked to comment, the company declined to do so on Saturday.