Topic: Principal Oboist of Great Falls, MT Symphony Killed in Plane Crash
This is very sad news indeed.
Here is a picture of her and the symphony quintet.
here is the article about the crash
Former UWM Student Among Those Killed In Montana Plane Crash
POSTED: 5:23 pm CDT May 14, 2007
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MILWAUKEE -- A talented musician is among the five people who died when a small plane crashed Saturday morning near a private airstrip in Montana.
Jennifer Sengpiel, 27, started at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee as a high school student as part of the UWM wind ensemble. She then attended the University of Minnesota and received her master's degree from the University of Michigan. Her big break came later when she got the principal oboeist position for the Great Falls Symphony in Montana.
UWM oboe instructor, Steve Kolburn, said Sengpeil will be missed.
"She had a very good future ahead of her, in music, with her oboe playing. I think she and Kyle, her fiance, were in love and they were just at that stage in their lives where plans were coming together and it's just a very sad day. It's a shame. She was a sweetheart," Kolburn said.
Sengpiel and her fiance, Kyle Mills, were planning a tandem jump Saturday when the Cessna 182 they were in crashed shortly after takeoff from Skydive Lost Prairie. Authorities said the skies were sunny and clear during takeoff. Everyone on board the plane was killed.
The pilot of the plane, 28-year-old Troy Norling, was from Onalaska, Wis. Norling had worked for the skydiving company for about 10 days.
Federal authorities said it's too early to tell what caused the crash, but investigator Tom Little said it appears the plane made a 180-degree turn just after takeoff and was only about 500 feet high before it plummeted to earth.
Sengpiel and Mills were to be married in August.
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