A plane collision over suburban Atlanta April 4 took the lives of four Atlanta attorneys, including the principal lawyer for Manheim Auctions Inc.
Michael Fisher, 42, had served as a legal counselor for Manheim for 13 years and was well known in the auto auction industry.
'It's a real serious loss for us,' said Darryll Ceccoli, COO of Atlanta-based Manheim, the nation's largest auto auction company. Fisher spent about four hours a day at Manheim and accompanied Ceccoli and other officials on company business.
He was a partner at Dow, Lohnes & Albertson, which has offices in Washington, D.C., and Atlanta.
All the attorneys on board had represented Manheim and parent Cox Enterprises. The other attorneys were: Chip Allen, 53, chairman of the firm and pilot of the Cessna Citation business jet; Eric Dahlgren, 45; and Craig Folds, 37. Also killed was Rudolph Duncan, pilot and owner of the other plane, a small, single-engine Cessna Skyhawk. He was flying to inspect power lines for Georgia Power Co.
The attorneys were going to a business meeting in Hershey, Pa. Children playing in a Cobb County neighborhood said the smaller plane appeared to be out of control when the Citation emerged from the clouds and the planes touched.
The planes crashed in the neighborhood. No injuries were reported on the ground.