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'She Was Living Her Dream' Says Husband Of Wife Killed In Ohio Plane Crash

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FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A father is left trying to plan a life without his partner following a deadly plane crash in Ohio.

Joel Castillo mourns while investigators try to piece together what caused the plane Diana Suriel was on to crash.

Surveillance video from Tuesday's crash showed the Hawker 700 twin-engine jet in the upper left corner of the recording.  The jet was seen flying very low as it clipped phone lines, crashed into an empty apartment building then burst into flames.

The weather was wet and foggy in Akron Tuesday.  The pilots may have been flying so low looking for the runway.

They never radioed for help but the National Transportation Safety Board has found the cockpit voice recorder with the final 30 minutes of talk between the pilots.

"The sounds of impact were recorded on the CVR," Bella Dinh-Zarr of the NTSB said Thursday.  "There was conversation about weather and about landing."

She said investigators would remain at the crash site gathering evidence into the weekend.

On impact the crash killed Suriel, her six coworkers from the South Florida real estate firm Pebb Enterprises and two pilots with more than 10,000 hours of flight experience combined.

"She was close to her family and loved them," Castillo said choking up.

Castillo couldn't hold back the tears over his unimaginable loss – the sudden death of his wife and the mother of their 15-month-old daughter.

Castillo said Suriel, who studied architecture, was living her dream when she was hired to be project manager four months ago.

"I was happy for her, because she really wanted to get her career on the right foot," Castillo said. "Even though our baby was actually kind of sick, a little sick when this happened, I told her, 'Hey, go. This will be good for you.'"

Now Castillo said he must be strong for their daughter.

"I remember how happy she was. I feel I need to give that to my daughter," he said. "It's going to be difficult, but I need to do that for my daughter."


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