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Libertarian Candidate Dr. Douglas Butzier, 59, dead after single-engine plane crash in Ankeny, IA

Modified Date: 
Wed, 07/20/2016 - 8:11am
Accident Date: 
Monday, October 13, 2014

Iowa Libertarian candidate killed in plane crash

"He was a leader among his peers, and we will all miss his strong, intelligent, thoughtful presence, and we express our collective condolences to Doug's family, friends, and colleagues," said hospital president and CEO Russell Knight in a statement.

Doug Butzier, U.S. Senate Candidate, Killed In Plane Crash

His wife confirmed to KCRG he was the victim in a plane crash

US Senate Candidate Killed in Eastern Iowa Plane Crash

A candidate for US Senate was killed when the plane he was piloting crashed in eastern Iowa Monday night.

Pilot killed after plane crashes near Dubuque Regional Airport

“Dr. Butzier was one of the pillars of the emergency department for the past 17 years,” said Russell Knight, Mercy President and CEO. “His influence was felt throughout the hospital, as he led one of our key quality-improvement teams with skill, knowledge, and enthusiasm, helping to produce the outstanding results Mercy has become known for. He was a leader among his peers, and we will all miss his strong, intelligent, thoughtful presence, and we express our collective condolences to Doug's family, friends, and colleagues.”

UPDATE: Dubuque doctor killed in crash remembered for contributions

“We adored him,” said Wayne Dow, city EMS supervisor with the Dubuque Fire Department. “He was a former paramedic who put himself through medical school, and he brought that earthiness to his role. He appreciated what we did, and he never forgot where he came from.”

Cause of Senate candidate's fatal plane crash in Iowa released

The board report blamed the crash on "the pilot's loss of airplane control while attempting to fly a missed approach procedure in instrument meteorological conditions."

At about 11:00pm Monday night, a single-engine Piper PA-46, piloted by Dr. Douglas Butzier crashed approximately 1 mile north of the Ankeny Regional Airport.  The plane went down near the 8700 block of Military Road in Ankeny, Florida, killing Butzier. Little information on the crash was available, 
People Involved: 
Douglas Butzier
Roadway: 
Military Road
City: 
Ankeny, IA

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