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.