Head of Leki Poles Dies in Plane Crash

Lenhart led company started by father

Leki trekking poles

Leki trekking poles     Photo: RegNatarajan/Flickr

Klaus Lenhart, the owner of the ski-pole company Leki, died on Monday in a plane crash in Kirchheim/Teck Germany, according to a statement released Wednesday. Lenhart, 56, was traveling with a 24-year-old pilot in a single-engine private plane that crashed shortly after take-off. The pilot is believed to have survived. Leki, one of the world's top makers of ski and trekking poles, was founded in 1948.

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