Two execs died in NJ plane crash

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Greenhill & Co. (GHL) said two of its managing directors, Jeffrey F. Buckalew and Rakesh Chawla, were killed when a small plane crashed on a New Jersey highway today.

Buckalew’s wife Corinne and two children were also aboard, according to a statement today from New York-based Greenhill, which cited media reports that there were no survivors. Buckalew, an experienced pilot, owned the plane, Greenhill said.

“The firm is in deep mourning over the tragic and untimely death of two of its esteemed colleagues and members of Jeff’s family,” Chairman Robert Greenhill and Chief Executive Officer Scott Bok said today in the statement. “Jeff was one of the first employees of Greenhill. He and Rakesh were extraordinary professionals who were highly respected by colleagues and clients alike.”

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Kells Hetherington