St. Louis native dies in plane crash in Puerto Rico
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– A St. Louis family is looking for answers as to how their loved one died in a horrific plane crash in Puerto Rico. The family of 28-year-old Steven Gullberg was looking forward to a holiday season filled with happiness and joy. Now they`re faced to deal with tragedy and loss.
On Monday night, Steven and a co-pilot were flying a cargo plane from the Dominican Republic along Puerto Rico`s north coast when somehow the plane made a rapid decent and crashed, there were no survivors. Steven`s brother Greg says now his family is questioning how the plane was maintained. They`re also keeping tabs on reports from Puerto Rico.
“It`s shocking to have a fun night in with your family and then suddenly get a call that says you don`t have a brother anymore. I don`t know how to think or feel. I want to know what happened, why it happened and who`s responsible,” said Gullberg.
The Hazlewood Central High School and Oklahoma Sooner graduated and went on to live his dream of becoming a pilot just like his dad. Gullberg had been working for Fort Lauderdale based IBC Airways for less than 6 months and had years of flying experience.
“It looks like more than a simple crash. As a matter of fact all of the flight data shows that the plane just dropped out of the sky. Steven was such a great person, I have never met anyone who was so courageous and brave,” he said.
The family is going through the process of identifying Steven’s body and making funeral arrangements. Fox 2 also contacted IBC Airways for a comment on the incident but so far no response. The FAA is investigating the incident.