Two small planes crashed in separate incidents near the Cedar Rapids airport over the weekend.
The first plane went down in a field just west of the Eastern Iowa Airport on Saturday night. It was piloted by 48-year-old Phillip Fisher, of West Virginia, with two passengers, 58-year-old Gary Fisher and a 57-year-old Mary Fisher, both of Monticello. All three were hospitalized in Iowa City.
Some 24 hours later, another small plane reportedly ran out of fuel on Sunday night and crashed in a field east of the same airport. Its pilot was soloing — 64-year-old Douglas Tindal of Washington, Iowa. He was taken to a Cedar Rapids hospital for treatment.
The causes of both crashes are under investigation.