Doug Symiczek, Owner of DJS Fabrications, Dies in Plane Crash - BodyShop Business

Doug Symiczek, Owner of DJS Fabrications, Dies in Plane Crash

Initial reports suggest engine failure as National Transportation Safety Board investigates.

Doug Symiczek, owner of DJS Fabrications, along with his two sons-in-law, Kyle Parton and Jacob Griffiths, perished in a plane crash on Sunday, July 6 in the mountains above Lake Elsinore, Calif.

According to reports, the 1967 Piper PA28 they were in made a sharp turn, clipped some trees and then crashed into the mountains in a fiery explosion shortly after 9 a.m.

DJS Fabrications, located in Menifee, Calif., manufactures a variety of products for the auto body and restoration industries, including dollies and parts carts. 


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