Authorities returned today to the icy
woods in West Gardiner where a small plane crashed just a few miles
from the state airport after it took off during a storm Friday
Their mission was to recover the remains of two victims believed
to be a well-known telecommunications pioneer and her 10-year-old
Maine Public Safety Department spokesman Stephen McCausland said
pending positive determination, the victims were believed to be
Jeanette Symons of San Francisco, to whom the plane was registered,
and one of her children.
A co-founder with Symons of Industrious Kid, a company formed in
2005 to create online products for children with age-appropriate
content, said that Symons, who was 45, and her son Balan were
returning to her home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado when the crash
Symons leaves a 7-year-old daughter and is survived by her
parents and two brothers.