Saturday, May 25, 2024


Westport Bridgewater Executive Costa Rica Crash Victim

An executive for Westport’s Bridgewater Associates, Bruce Steinberg, and his family were among 10 Americans killed when a charter plane crashed into a mountain in Costa Rica on Sunday. Image
Bridgewater employee Bruce Steinberg with family in a Facebook photo. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Facebook photo

“The Bridgewater family lost Bruce Steinberg (a senior investor at Bridgewater and a wonderful man) and his family,” Ray Dalio, the founder of the Westport-based hedge fund, said in a statement on social media.

“Right now, we are each processing this devastating tragedy in our own ways. At this time I will be devoting my attentions to doing this and helping others.”

Steinberg, 50, his 51-year-old wife, Irene, and their three sons, Matthew, William and Zachary died in the crash. They lived in Scarsdale, New York.

Other people in the Cessna operated by Nature Air included four members of a family from Florida, another American and two Costa Rican crew members. All died.

Matthew Steinberg was an eighth grader in private school, and his older brothers were both in college—William at the University of Pennsylvania and Zachary at Johns Hopkins University.

Authorities in Costa Rica said strong winds were reported in the area of the crash and were being examined as a possible factor in what happened.

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