Sister, brother-in-law, and niece of Megan Hilty, an actor best known for her work on Broadway, is in sorrow over the deaths of family members who perished in a horrific floatplane crash in Washington state, including her pregnant sister.
Sister, brother-in-law, and niece of Megan Hilty The names of every person on board the floatplane that crashed in Puget Sound on Sunday, including the crew, were revealed by the US Coast Guard on Tuesday. The 10 casualties included Hilty’s sister Lauren Hilty, brother-in-law Ross Mickel, and niece Remy Mickel, who is identified as a minor.
The USCG reported Tuesday that only one body was pulled from the ocean on Sunday. It was given to the local coroner but has not yet been positively identified. The incident is the subject of an inquiry by the National Transportation Safety Board.
USCG Cmdr. Xochitl Castaeda expressed the Coast Guard’s sincere condolences to those who lost a loved one in the tragedy. The active search for the remaining nine missing people has been discontinued, according to a Monday statement from the United States Coast Guard Pacific Northwest.
The families of Ross Mickel and Lauren Hilty released a statement saying, “We are extremely heartbroken and beyond distraught at the death of our beloved Ross Mickel, Lauren Hilty, Remy, and their unborn baby boy, Luca.” “Our mutual sorrow is beyond comprehension. Everyone they came into contact with saw them as a dazzling light in their lives. Despite the fact that their time with us was too brief, we shall continue their legacy.
The Tony-nominated Broadway star Hilty, who is also well-known for playing Ivy Lynn on the NBC musical TV series “Smash,” hasn’t spoken out about the passing of her family members yet. Tuesday’s request for comment from The Times was not immediately answered by the actor’s reps.