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James McDowell Obituary

James McDowell (Courtesy of The Philadelphia Inquirer)
James McDowell (Courtesy of The Philadelphia Inquirer)
James McDowell, 51, of Georgetown, Del., who authorities identified as the pilot, flight attendant Teresa Benhoff, 48, of Easton, Md., and de Vries were working on the flight destined for Atlantic City.

McDowell was a registered pilot and also certified as a flight instructor, ground instructor and mechanic, according to his FAA licenses.

His current pilot's license was issued in 2008. He received his most recent medical certificate, indicating that he was physically fit to fly, in February, which noted only that he needed to wear glasses for nearsightedness.

A man who said he was McDowell's nephew declined to comment on Facebook and asked for privacy for his family during "this difficult time."

Courtesy of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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