Jessica Dubroff

Child Pilot Trainee
Born May 5, 1988

Jessica Whitney Dubroff was a seven-year-old pilot trainee who died attempting to become the youngest person to fly an airplane across the United States. Twenty-four hours into her quest, her Cessna 177B Cardinal single engine propeller aircraft, flown by her flight instructor, crashed after takeoff from Cheyenne Regional Airport in Cheyenne, Wyoming, killing all on board: Dubroff, her father, and her flight instructor.… Read More

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1988 Birth Born on May 5, 1988.
1990 2 Years Old Lloyd Dubroff, Jessica's father, was Lisa Blair Hathaway's common-law husband when Jessica and her brother were born. In 1990 he separated from Hathaway, and in 1991 he married then 19-year-old Melinda Anne Hurst, with whom he had a child in 1992. In December 1992, Hathaway gave birth to Jessica's full sister, Jasmine, conceived while she lived for a time with Lloyd and Melinda in California. … Read More
…  On October 9, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 1996, including the Child Pilot Safety Act, into law. … Read More
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