Transplant team to gather virtually at noon today to remember those lost in tragedy

June 6, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

For those who work remotely, the transplant team will gather briefly at noon today, June 6, to remember those lost in a tragedy 15 years ago. All are welcome to attend.

On June 4, 2007, six faculty and staff members were returning from Milwaukee — where they had retrieved a pair of lungs for transplantation in Ann Arbor — when their Survival Flight plane crashed into Lake Michigan.

The team members aboard the flight were:

  • David Ashburn, M.D., a fellow in cardiac surgery
  • Richard Chenault II, transplant donation specialist, U-M Transplant Program
  • Dennis Hoyes, Marlin Air pilot
  • Rick LaPensee, transplant donation specialist, U-M Transplant Program
  • Bill Serra, Marlin Air pilot
  • Martin Spoor, M.D., U-M cardiac surgeon

The brief memorial gathering can be accessed via this link:

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