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Crash kills one in Clutier

November 29, 2012
Ross Bercik - Managing Editor , Dysart Reporter

CLUTIER - One person was killed and another severely injured in a small plane crash in Tama County Wednesday morning.

Federal Aviation Administration officials told the Reporter -- the first media outlet on the scene -- that two people were aboard the plane; one was pronounced dead at the scene and another airlifted to a hospital.

The plane was a Taylorcraft BC-12D, a small single engine plane built in 1946.

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A charred shell is all that was left of the plane that crashed west of Clutier on Wednesday, killing the pilot and severely injuring the passenger. (Photo by Ross Bercik)

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash, which occurred at approximately 11 a.m. The person killed in the crash will be identified by local officials, the FAA said.

The Tama County Sheriff's Office is still refusing to release the names of those on board -- despite the notification of family and the information being readily available on social networking sites like Facebook.

A simple search of FAA records show the plane was registered to William Konicek, of Traer. The Reporter will have continuing coverage of the details of the crash as they are released by the FAA and Tama Co. Sheriff.



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