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CEO of Norcross company killed in plane crash

A Norcross company is mourning its CEO, who was killed in a plane crash earlier this week.

Peter Mallen, the leader of textile company Mallen Industries, died in the Atlanta crash, which occurred just after the plane took off from Fulton County Airport on its way to New Orleans, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

According to WSB, in addition to Mallen, the pilot, the crash also claimed the life of Brittany McAuley, 23.

An email sent to Mallen Industries Thursday was not returned.