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3 generations of Atlanta family die in Kenya crash


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NAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) -- Twelve members of a prominent Atlanta family were the victims of a charter plane crash on Mount Kenya over the weekend, a spokesman for the family said.

The flight had originated in Mozambique and stopped in Nairobi before heading for the Kenyan city of Samburu, which is home to popular game reserves, said David Kimaiyo of the Kenyan police.

Saturday evening, the flight crashed into the snow-capped, 16,355-foot Lenana Peak on Mount Kenya. Kenyan authorities were still investigating the cause of the accident, Kimaiyo said.

Officials in Kenya said the plane was destroyed.

Killed were retired Atlanta physician George Brumley Jr, 68, and his wife, Jean, 67.

Also killed was their daughter Lois Morrell, 39, her husband Richard, 43, and son Alexander, 11; daughter Elizabeth Love, 41, her husband William, 41, and daughter Sarah, 12; and son George III, 42, his wife Julia, 42, and their son George IV, 14, and daughter Jordan, 12.

The plane's two-person crew was also lost.

The Brumleys and their children were known philanthropists to many charitable causes in the Atlanta area, including hospitals and schools. The eldest Brumley was for years the chairman of Emory University's Department of Pediatrics and later served as interim dean of the medical school.

"These families have experienced a terrible loss," read a family statement, "and words cannot describe their pain and grief."


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