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Mom who died in Gaithersburg plane crash made phone call

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- A mother who died after a plane hit her home made a phone call at the time of the crash, according to police.

Montgomery County Police Captain Paul Starks says Marie Gemmell, 36, called a friend when the plane hit. He would not say who she called nor discuss the contents of that conversation.

Gemmell, along with her two sons Cole and Devin, died of smoke inhalation after a plane headed for the Montgomery County Air Park crash landed in their Gaithersburg neighborhood on Monday. Marie Gemmell's husband Ken and daughter Arabelle were not home at the time.

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Three men aboard the plane died from traumatic injuries, according to officials. They have been identified as Michael Rosenberg, 66, David Hartman, 52, and Chijioke Ogbuka, 31. The plane was coming from North Carolina.

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NTSB investigators remain on the scene, removing what they call perishable evidence. They have ruled out engine failure and birds, but are not in the phase of determining the cause of the crash.

The wreckage from the crash will be moved to a hangar in Delaware for further examination.


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