US bike industry execs killed in plane crash

Highland Motorcycles loses key company figures in aircraft tragedy

THREE LEADING figures from American motorcycle manufacturer Highland were killed last weekend after their twin-engine Cessna crashed after getting into difficulties.

The men, President and founder Mats Malmberg, 41, Chief Operating Officer Chase Bales, 51, and Chief Financial Officer Damian Riddoch, 37, were returning home from a business trip when the accident happened.

It's reported the pilot radioed for an emergency landing at Tulsa International Airport, as the aircraft was running low on fuel.

The plane crashed shortly after in a heavily wooded area.