Fly fishing had always been a passion for Jeremy Brooks, and he had been guiding people onto epic fish since his high school days at Santa Fe Prep and Colorado College. And on May 5th, as he boarded Aeroflot flight SU 1492 on his way to join the Ponoi River Company as a guide for the summer season. But he never made it. Aeroflot flight SU 1492, crashed and caught fire on the runway at Moscow Airport killing 41 people, Jeremy was the only American killed in the incident.

As CNN reports: “Ivan Valdez, acting as a spokesman on behalf of Brooks’ family, told CNN Monday that the US Embassy had confirmed that Brooks was one of the crash victims. Brooks worked at Valdez’s fly shop and guide service, The Reel Life, based in Santa Fe.”

Image from Jeremy Brooks’ Instagram
“Jeremy was the kindest soul you will ever meet,” Valdez told CNN. “He was always such a positive individual, always had everyone’s best interests at heart. Jeremy’s biggest passions were his family, friends, and fishing. Jeremy just had the biggest heart in the world, the world’s lost a great individual. He was like a son to me.”
We here at Fly Lords would like to extend our deepest condolences to Jeremy Brooks’ friends and family.
Read the full story, here on CNN.

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