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Addison Plane Crash Victims Identified: Ornella Ellard Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband (Brian Ellard), Sons (Alice Maritato and Dylan Maritato), Steve Thelen wife Gina Thelen, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Ornella Ellard Bio

A family of four and two others was identified among the 10 people killed in Sunday’s plane crash at Addison Airport, according to a letter released Monday by one of the children’s schools.


Ornella Ellard Early Life, Education

She was born and raised in Italy where she earned a Master’s Degree in Architecture at Federico II University in Napoli and specialized in Restoration of Frescos and Stuccos, alternating her work as an architect with fascinating stints as an art restorer.

Ornella Ellard Career

Ornella Ellard is a Dallas based Architect and Interior Designer.  In 2001 she moved to New York City determined to further expand her skills and incorporate in her designing style a more modern and eclectic approach. Hired by a prestigious firm, she attended at numerous projects ranging from residential to commercial spaces, offices in Wall Street and high-rise apartments in the Trump World Towers and Essex House. By the time she moved to Dallas in 2007, Ornella had developed the ability to easily work with classic and ultramodern designs or to tastefully combine the two. With its breathtaking homes and diverse styles, Dallas offered Ornella the perfect inspiration to mainly focus on interior designing. An allied member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) she offers her clients a wide range of options always stemming from their personalities and wishes.

Addison Plane Crash victim Name and Bio


John Paul II High School in Plano sent a letter to families that said one of its students and her brother, mother, and stepfather were on board the twin-engine Beechcraft BE-350 King Air that crashed into a hangar just after 9 a.m. Sunday.

1st Victim: Brian Ellard Bio

Brian Ellard was the husband of Ornella Ellard and stepfather of her two sons Alice Maritato and Dylan Maritato. He carries on this family legacy as the current president of NTA. Ellard’s leadership and growth strategy have the company expanding like never before, deploying a field force of hundreds of agents in 45 states,” according to the company’s website.

2nd Victim: Ornella Ellard Bio

She was born and raised in Italy where she earned a Master’s Degree in Architecture at Federico II University in Napoli and specialized in Restoration of Frescos and Stuccos, alternating her work as an architect with fascinating stints as an art restorer.

3rd Victim: Alice Maritato Bio

The John Paul II High School identified Alice Maritato, who was expected to graduate in 2022. His brother Dylan Maritato and his mother Ornella Ellard and his stepfather Brian Ellard all four die in the deadly Addison plane crash. He is a good student of school identified from the school record.

4th Victim: Dylan Maritato Bio

He would have finished eighth grade at All Saints Catholic School in 2020, as among the 10 dead. The siblings’ mother Ornella Ellard and stepfather Brian Ellard also died in the crash with his brother Alice Maritato in Addison plane crash.

5th victim: Steve Thelen Bio

Steve Thelen, who worked at JLL, and his wife Gina were also among the 10 people who died in the crash, according to an email to employees. The JLL email said Steve had a son and daughter who were not on the plane. Funeral arrangements for Steve and Gina Thelen have not been set, according to the JLL email.

6th victim: Gina Thelen Bio

She was the wife of steve thelen. Her husband Steve Thelen also died in the deadly Plane crash in Dallas Addison

Funeral arrangements in John Paul II High School

According to the John Paul II High School letter, mourners are encouraged to attend Mass Wednesday at 9 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church in Dallas.

Four Other Victim of Dallas Plane Crash


The four other people who died in the crash have not been publicly named, and the Dallas County medical examiner has not officially identified any of the victims.

Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • A small plane crashed in Dallas on Sunday 
  • Ten people have died in the crash,
  • Authorities of the town of Addison confirmed 10 death victim in a plane crash
  • all victims families notified as of Sunday night  
  • Federal officials say the fatalities include two crew and eight passengers 
  • FAA says a twin-engine Beechcraft BE-350 King Air crashed into empty hangar
  • The plane had previously been owned by a private charter company in Chicago but only recently changed hands 

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