July 2, 2007
Missions leader Bruce Kennedy (Alaska Air CEO, ret.) killed in crash
Tragically, Bruce R. Kennedy, 68, the retired CEO of Alaska Air, was killed in a single-plane crash on Thursday, June 28, in Cashmere, north central Washington State. For years, Kennedy was very active in supporting Christian missions overseas.
A statement from the Kennedy family details how Mr. Kennedy remained active in missions support work since his retirement from Alaska Air in 1991, especially with MAF(Missionary Aviation Fellowship).
The family said:
While we are deeply saddened by the loss of someone we love and admire so much, we rejoice in the knowledge that Bruce is united with his Lord Jesus and take comfort in the fact that he died doing something he loved and in which he took great pleasure.
Also, Kennedy served as chairman of Quest Aircraft. This firm was working on developing new aircraft designed to address the unique needs and demands of missions personnel serving in remote parts of the world.