JDM Transport owner among 5 crash victims

08/28/2012 02:51:00 PM
Mike Hornick

Francisco Delamora, owner of fresh produce distributor JDM Transport, was among five people killed when a single-engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the South Lake Tahoe, Calif., airport, according to a company source.

Joe Andrade, a dispatcher at Fresno, Calif.-based JDM Transport, confirmed the deaths of Delamora, his wife Lorena and seven-year-old daughter Esmeralda. Harold Cardwell and Kin Cardwell also died in the Aug. 25 crash, he said.

“They’re a very lovely family,” Andrade said of the Delamoras. “Frank was a businessman who helped a lot of people. His wife was always here to help with the business, whatever needed doing. Their daughter was a real bright, happy little girl. They were loved by a lot of people.”

JDM Transport distributes a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. The plane was registered to Delamora.



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Paul Durazo    
Westminster, Ca  |  August, 29, 2012 at 01:06 AM

The loss of any pilot affects me profoundly, especially when the lives lost to those left behind suffer so much. Even now tears stream down knowing as a pilot myself Frank did everything possible to the very end. I am so very sorry for your loss. Sincerely Paul Durazo Pilot, Technician, Class A Truck Driver.

Paul Durazo    
Westminster, Ca.  |  August, 29, 2012 at 01:18 AM

As a pilot myself the loss of any pilot affects me profoundly. I deaths of so many souls for those left behind is overwhelming. My sincere condolences to Francisco's extended family and friends. I know Frank did everything to save his passengers to the very end. I am so very sorry, even now tears stream down. Simcerely Paul Durazo Pilot, technician, Class A Driver.

Reina    
Long beach  |  August, 31, 2012 at 11:12 PM

no puedo creer lo ke paso con javier de lamora y su esposa y su hija y sus dos amigos me duele muchisimo su muerte el era una persona tan linda y buena era muy lindisimo a sus hijos les doy mi mas sentido pesame a su mama ke siento mucho lo ke paso LES MANDO MI MAS SENTIDO PESAME

Julie Pineida    
Fresno Ca  |  February, 22, 2013 at 01:39 PM

No words to express what a loss this is for not only the De La Mora family but for also everyone that Frank knew. His wife, lil girl and him were such an amazing gift to all. They are truly missed everyday by many.

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