News Plane Crashes — 10 April 2017

Investigators are still looking for the cause of an airplane crash Friday that killed two eastern Iowa.

The plane — a single engine, 1965 Piper Cherokee 180 — crashed in a field near Oxford shortly after 3 p.m. Friday. It was on fire when authorities arrived on the scene.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s office identified the two people killed in the crash as 70-year-old Terry Koehn of rural Iowa City and 56-year-old James Spicer of Cedar Rapids.

The plane had taken off from the Green Castle Airport in Iowa City. Koehn was a board member on the Green Castle Aero Club and he was a longtime Coralville police officer. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating the crash.

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The two people who died when a small plane crashed in eastern Iowa have been identified.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s office identified the victims Sunday.

The crash happened Friday afternoon about 15 miles (24.14 kilometers) northwest of Iowa City.

Authorities say 70-year-old Terry Koehn, of rural Iowa City, and 56-year-old James Spicer, of Cedar Rapids, were killed in the crash.

The single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off from a private airfield in Oxford. The plane was on fire when authorities arrived.

Federal investigators are looking at the wreckage of the 1965 Piper Cherokee 180 to determine what caused the crash.

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