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Andrew Meyer, Owner of Continental Wholesale Diamonds, Dies in Plane Crash

He was 64.

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A plane crash claimed the life of Andrew Meyer, owner of Continental Wholesale Diamonds in Tampa, FL, on Saturday.

The crash of Meyer’s Cessna 310, which he was piloting, occurred near Charleston, SC, the Tampa Bay Business Journal reports.

No one else was aboard the aircraft.

Meyer, 64, was on his way to Zephyrhills Municipal Airport in Florida. He’d taken off from Rocky Mount, NC, ABC News 4 reports.

The pilot had been trying to land at Charleston Executive Airport on Johns Island, SC, Arlene Salac, a regional spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration, told the news station.

A post on the official Continental Wholesale Diamonds Facebook page confirmed Meyer’s death. The company stated, in part: “He was much loved by the Tampa Bay community and will be missed by all of us. Andrew loved his work, his customers and the jewelry business. Most of all, he loved his children and was delighted when he became a grandfather last week.”

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