Glen de Vries, co-founder of the 49-year-old Medidata Solutions and vice-chairman of Dassault Systèmes who made headlines as he flew into the air with the player. William Shatner last month, he died in a plane crash in New Jersey on Thursday.
De Vries’ death was confirmed by New Jersey State Police troopers, who found a single-engine Cessna 172 engine in a wooded area near Lake Kemah. He was on a journey with Thomas Fischer, the 54-year-old owner of Fischer Aviation flight school and a second-generation aircraft teacher. The flight was departing from Essex County Airport from Caldwell to Sussex Airport New Jersey Herald reports.
De Vries was one of four riders who went into space in the second group New Shep suborbital planeard, the original car of Blue Origin. De Vries bought his ticket to a company run by Jeff Bezos at an undisclosed price.