More than 500 people gathered for a memorial service at the University of Maine Tuesday night to honor three fraternity brothers killed in a plane crash. Members of the university’s Greek community, students, faculty, and staff packed an auditorium to remember the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity brothers: David Cheney, 22, of Beverly, Mass.; Brazilian exchange student Marcelo Rugini, 24; and William ‘‘B.J.’’ Hannigan of Portland, a 2011 graduate. The three fraternity brothers were killed when their single-engine plane clipped a pickup truck during takeoff at Knox County Regional Airport in Owls Head Nov. 16.

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