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UPDATE: Plane crash victims identified

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The two people killed in a plane crash Friday afternoon have been identified.

Terry Koehn, 70, of rural Iowa City, and James Spicer, 56, of Cedar Rapids were inside the plane when it suddenly crashed into a corn field near Oxford, and they were killed.

"He was a great pilot and a wonderful father and husband," said Aaron Koehn, victim's son.

The airplane was a single engine, 1965 Piper Cherokee 180. 

At this point there is no information to release regarding radio traffic or what led to the crash. 

The FAA and NTSB have the airplane remains.

At this time, we're not sure who was flying the plane during the time of the crash.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration website, Koehn has been recognized for prestigious awards in past years.

(Editor's Note: The plane pictured in this story is not a photo of the actual plane. This photo is of a plane matching the similar model and year. Also, photographed here and pictures of Terry Koehn his family sent to us.)


An area plane crash has many people in Johnson County shaken, including a father and son who watched it happen.

They say they saw the crash in a field west of Iowa City Friday afternoon.

The son tells KWWL he saw the plane spinning out of control before doing a nose dive into a corn field near his home on IWV Avenue SW near Oxford.

Right after the crash, he and his dad drove to the area and called 911.

When they got to the area, they say there wasn't anything they could do and the charred remains looked 'horrific.'

Authorities confirm at least two people died in the crash, and their names are not being released at this time.

Other people who live in the area say they only saw the aftermath and the several deputies responding the scene.

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