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8 of 9 Ohio plane crash victims identified

BOCA RATON, Fla. - The identities of eight of the nine people killed in Tuesday’s plane crash are being revealed by family members.

Diane Smoot, Thomas Virgin, Jared Weiner, Gary Shapiro, Ori Rom, Diana Suriel and Nick Weaver were among the passengers who were affiliated with Pebb Enterprises, a Boca Raton company.

Seven of the nine victims were Pebb employees.

Also killed in the crash was pilot Andres Chavez.

The rabbi at Congregation B’nai Israel in Boca Raton said two of the nine victims were members.
"As anyone might expect. It’s surreal. It’s a shock, " said Rabbi Robert Silvers.

The rabbi says both members have large and loving families in town and the entire congregation has united to help the grieving families. "The members have all gathered to help in any way they can. To help be of support to the families in need," he said.

A rabbi at B'nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton says another one of the victims was a member at his congregation.

The NTSB said they expect to be at the crash site for four to five days investigating.  Investigators said the plane is still intact but badly burned.

Cranes and a flatbed truck just went to crash site as efforts to recover what's left of plane start. @WPTV #Akronpic.twitter.com/Fz49QjpmfP

— Chris Stewart (@CStewartWPTV) November 12, 2015

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