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NEW DETAILS: Three injured in small plane crash at Eastern Iowa Airport

Dr. Phillip Fisher was the pilot of the plane that went down near the Eastern Iowa Airport Saturday Dr. Phillip Fisher was the pilot of the plane that went down near the Eastern Iowa Airport Saturday

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - Three people were hurt following a plane crash just west of the Eastern Iowa Airport around 8:00 p.m. Saturday night. Flying in the plane was the pilot, 48-year-old Phillip Fisher, and his two passengers, a 58-year-old Gary Fisher and a 57-year-old Marcia Fisher.

Two of the passengers had to be freed from the wreckage. They were taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and clinics and were in critical condition Saturday night. A check with hospital officials this morning has Phillip Fisher and Marcia Fisher in fair condition. Gary Fisher remains in serious condition Sunday.

According to FAA records, the 1978 Cessna plane belongs to Phillip Fisher of Barboursville, West Virginia. NBC affiliate state WSAZ, says Phillip Fisher is a doctor at the Huntington Spine Rehab & Pain Center in Barboursville, West Virginia. A staff member at the center confirmed Phillip was in the hospital this morning.  According to the center's web site, Phillip attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette for his undergraduate studies.

 We don't know what caused the plane to go down. The FAA will be on the scene Sunday and we are told, a preliminary report will be released Monday. There was significant damage to the aircraft, including front-end damage and one of the wings was torn off the body of the aircraft.

FAA records show the plane took off from Milton, West Virginia, made a stop outside Cincinnati and was headed to Monticello before being diverted to the Eastern Iowa Airport where it did not make the runway. 

The airport was closed for 15 minutes. No flights were diverted during that time.

Multimedia Journalist:  Bob Waters and Michelle Caldwell

 

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