Name released in fatal airplane crashSPIRIT LAKE, Iowa - The pilot and lone occupant who was killed in a plane crash on Wednesday in southwest Dickinson County has been identified as 67 year-old Geary Gearn from Canyon, Texas.
By: Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, via the Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa - The pilot and lone occupant who was killed in a plane crash on Wednesday in southwest Dickinson County has been identified as 67 year-old Geary Gearn from Canyon, Texas.
The FAA was on scene Thursday morning and has completed their on-site investigation. Their findings will be turned over to the NTSB who will make the final report on the incident.
The Sheriff's Office has released one photo of the crash for use by the media.
This photo can be found by following the link on the homepage of the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office website. No other photos will be made available and this will be the final media release regarding this incident.
Thank you for your cooperation.
- The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa - At 1:53 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, the Dickinson County Communications Center took a call of an airplane flying low, then the caller heard what they believed to be a crash.
Units from several agencies searched an area southwest of Milford for any downed aircraft. Another call was received at approximately 2:45pm from an individual who believed they had located the downed aircraft.
Authorities arrived to find a single occupant who was deceased. No names will be released until late Thursday pending notification of relatives.
The FAA was contacted and will begin an on-site investigation Thursday.
Assisting the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office was Dickinson County Emergency Management, Milford Police Department and the Iowa State Patrol.