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Georgia Special Ed Teacher Killed in New York Plane Crash

October 21, 2018

THOMSON, GA. – October 16, 2018 ( A special education teacher from Georgia died October 13 in a New York plane crash, according to an online news story from*

Jennifer Landrum, a high school special education teacher in Thomson, Georgia, was one of several people on board a Piper PA-34 flying from Connecticut to Charleston, South Carolina. The plane crashed in about 20 feet of water in the area of Quogue, New York, which is part of the Hamptons. 

The owner of the plane, flight instructor Munidat “Raj” Persaud, 41, of Waterbury, Connecticut, was tragically also killed in the crash. Divers who responded to the site also recovered the body of a third person. Another news report identifies the man as 53-year-old Richard Terbrusch, of Connecticut. Landrum’s family said Terbrusch was Landrum’s boyfriend. The family said Landrum, a mother of two, had traveled to New York on a school break with her boyfriend and was returning home to Georgia. 

“She was beautiful,” said Landrum’s mother, Carol Landrum. “She was just a wonderful person and a wonderful mother. It’s hard to comprehend. You just don’t expect your children to pass on before you.” 

McDuffie County School Superintendent Mychele Rhodes said the following in a news release: “Dr. Landrum will certainly be missed. Please keep her family in your thoughts as they go through this most difficult and trying time.” 

It is not clear how the crash occurred. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash and have not yet released additional information. 

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