Former Chattanooga Man Dies In Atlanta Plane Crash

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A former Chattanooga man was one of two persons killed in the crash of a small plane in northwest Atlanta on Tuesday night.

Peter J. Mallen, 67, of Atlanta, a licensed pilot, was the CEO of Norcross-based Mallen Industries, a textile firm.

His brother, Ted Mallen, lives in Chattanooga. Another Chattanooga relative is his nephew, attorney Mike Mallen. 

The twin-engine Raytheon 390 Premier I jet crashed at 7:25 p.m. in the 2200 block of Thomas Road near Bolton Road and I-285. It came down shortly after takeoff from Fulton County Airport. The plane then caught fire in a wooded area and narrowly missed some nearby houses. It was headed for New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

Witnesses said it appeared the pilot banked the plane at the last minute to avoid hitting houses, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

Peter Mallen was one of three sons of Saul and Muriel Goldberg Mallen.

Another son, Steve Mallen, also died in a plane crash.

The Mallens moved to Chattanooga from Philadelphia in 1940, and Saul Mallen was an attorney and president of Sportswear Mills for over 40 years.



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