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The Family Of Deceased Pilot Releases A Statement

The Family Of Deceased Pilot Releases A Statement 

While the investigation into Sunday’s plane crash in Lake Tulloch continues, a family friend of the pilot released a statement on the family’s behalf yesterday. Modesto city councilmember Bill Zoslocki, identifying himself as a close family friend of Trent Johnson, the 58-year-old Modesto deceased pilot. He indicated he was a former student of pilot Dave Mesenhimer, Johnson’s Father-In-Law, who also died in a plane crash just over a dozen years ago. Zoslocki added that the statement would be the only communication from the family for now. Zoslocki noted, “Trent Johnson had a passion for flying. Since he was a little boy he dreamed of flying, eventually getting his pilot license and marrying into a family who also loved to fly…Trent died on Sunday, Father’s Day, while doing something that gave him such great joy.” Zoslocki went on to say, “The family appreciates the prayers and support from their friends but asks for the consideration and respect of privacy until details of a service can be worked out.” Johnsons plane along with his body were recovered Tuesday in about 10 feet of water. According to witness accounts, the plane struck power lines before the crash.

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