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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
"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.
“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.”
“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.”
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,
County:Polk County, IA
Area:Des Moines-Ames, IA