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President of Kingsport company remembered following fatal airshow crash

September 19th, 2011 12:44 pm by Sharon Hayes

KINGSPORT — A natural born leader. Exceptionally strong businessman. Devoted to his wife and children. Passionate about flying.

That’s how Rick Rountree describes his friend and co-worker John "Jack" Mangan, who died when the 1950s-era plane he was flying crashed during an airshow in West Virginia Saturday.

Mangan, 54, was president of Kingsport-based Restaurant Management Group (RMG), which owns and operates 42 Hardee’s and 39 Little Caesar’s restaurant locations in several states.

Mangan, a retired Air Force pilot, was performing with the T-28 Warbird Aerobatic Formation Demonstration Team during an airshow in Martinsburg, W.Va., when his plane crashed.

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