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.
Koehn’s family issued this statement to KCRG-TV9:
“Terry gave much to his family, community, and church, and especially enjoyed time he spent with his grandson, Liam.” KCRG-TV also reached out to Spicer’s family. They declined to comment.
Photos courtesy of KCRG TV.