Andrew Alan Reich, 18, a 1977 graduate of Langley High School in McLean, Va., where he won trophies in skiing and bowling and where he started a bicycle club after making a cross-country trip on a bicyle himself, was killed Friday in the crash of a private plane near Woodland Park, Colo.
Mr. Reich was a freshman of Colorado College in Colorado Springs. He was flying from Colorado Springs to Vail, Colo., with some friends at the time of the crash. The purpose of the trip was skiing, according to friends.
Mr. Reich was a junior gold metal winner of the U.S. Eastern Amateur Ski Association.
In 1976, he and a group of companions made a Bicentennial trip across the United States by bicycle. The group travelled 4,600 miles in 82 days, keeping mainly to country roads. Upon his return to McLean, Mr. Reich founded a bicycle club at Langley High and organized several outings for its members.
Survivors include his parents, Alan Anderson and Gay Forsythe Reich, of the home in McLean; two brothers, James F. and Jeffrey P., and a sister, Elizabeth G., all of the home; and his grandparents, Oswald D. and Alma A. Reich, of Laguna Hills, Calif., and Phillip G. and Ruth D. Forsythe, of Casey Key, Fla., and Nantucket Island, Mass.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Andy Reich Memorial Fund, c/o Foundry Methodist Church, 1500 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C.