Vanderbilt Descendant and New York Mayor’s Great-Granddaughter Among Those Killed in a Texas Private Plane Crash

The Vanderbilt descendant and great-granddaughter of a New York mayor who perished in a tragic small plane crash that killed six in Texas on Monday is finally pictured.

Angela Webb Kensinger, 54, was the great-granddaughter of former New York City Mayor William Jay Gaynor. The Yale graduate was also a descendant of American railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt.

She and her husband Stuart Roben Kensinger, 55, were among the six victims named Monday night by the Texas Department of Public Safety that died in the devastating accident.

The other four other victims are Jeffrey C. Weiss, 65, a veteran pilot with more than 40 years of experience who was at the controls when the craft suddenly crashed, Mark Damien Scioneaux, 58, and Scott Reagan Miller, 55 and Marc Telepsen, 45.

The six victims were on board the twin-engine Beechcraft BE58 plane that went down just before 9am on Monday while approaching Kerrville Municipal Airport, about 70 miles northwest of San Antonio.

All of them were from Houston, according to DPS Sgt. Orlando Moreno.

Webb Kensinger as the long-time Head Coach of the Varsity Girls Lacrosse team at St. John’s School, an elite private K-12 school in Houston.

She and her husband lived and worked at the school. The couple leave behind a son who graduated from St. John’s in 2016, according to Patch.

St. John’s Headmaster Mark Desjardins lamented their deaths in a statement on Monday, remembering Webb Kensinger as ‘a beautiful person and an inspirational coach whose impact was truly remarkable’.

‘This is shocking news for our entire community… Our thoughts and prayers are with all members of the Kensinger family, especially their son, Philip ’16, and many individuals within our community who were close with Angie and Stuart,’ the letter sent out to parents said.

‘There are no words to describe the overwhelming sense of grief that we all feel over this devastating and sudden loss of two very close friends of this community,’ it added.

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Source: Daily Mail