William Beck (businessman)
On September 11, 2009, Beck was flying by himself in a Cirrus SR22 when it crashed at Rock Hill/York County Airport in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Beck had taken off from the airport and shortly into the flight attempted to return to it, but nose-dived into the taxiway, after which the plane caught fire. Beck died instantly in the crash. He had previously flown from New Jersey to Rock Hill that week.
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- Bobcats co-owner Beck dies in SC small plane crash NBA.com
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