Peca's is the second-highest price for a home sold in Erie County in 2021, behind only the nearly $1.96 million paid last month for the Lincoln Parkway mansion sold by Ruth Barnes, former wife of the late attorney Stephen Barnes.
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In his final moments in flight, Stephen Barnes' airplane was descending so fast that the air traffic controller told him to slow down.
“Despite everything that happened over the past three years, I always have considered him a friend, almost like a brother," said Ross Cellino of Steve Barnes.
“Contrary to some media reporting, the NTSB is, and has been since Friday, actively investigating this crash,” said Tim LeBaron of the National Transportation Safety Board's Office of Aviation Safety.
Fifty-three people have been killed in 20 fatal crashes of the TBM 700 – the plane Stephen Barnes was flying – between August 1992 and December 2019.
"There is no one intact plane," said Genesee County Sheriff William Sheron Jr. on Sunday. "This thing burrowed into the ground, and as it hit the ground, it disintegrated, basically."
NTSB staff won't travel to the crash scene in part due to Covid-19. Staff travel "is being curtailed or canceled until it can be completed safely, or conducted by another means," a spokesman said.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash that killed Cellino & Barnes co-founder Stephen Barnes and his niece.
Elizabeth Barnes was onboard a plane being piloted Friday by her uncle, Stephen Barnes, that crashed in the town of Pembroke in Genesee County at around 11:45 a.m. Friday.
After a long and sometimes ugly battle in State Supreme Court, the Cellino & Barnes separation is about to be complete.