UPDATE: Both victims in Friday plane crash identified
UPDATE (4/8): The Johnson County Sheriff's Office has identified the victims of Friday's plane crash near Oxford.
The victims were Terry Koehn of rural Iowa City and James Spicer of Cedar Rapids.
The airplane was a single engine, 1965 Piper Cherokee 180. The FAA and NTSB have custody of the airplane and are handling the investigation.
Koehn is listed as one of the Green Castle Aero Club’s board members.
Koehn's family sent TV9 this statement:
"Terry gave much to his family, community, and church, and especially enjoyed time he spent with his grandson, Liam."
Authorities haven't released who was flying the plane yet, but if it had been Koehn-- his son Aaron told TV9 he doubted the crash had been caused by pilot error. Koehn’s son told TV9 his father was an experienced and meticulous flyer.
TV9 has also reached out to Spicer's family. They declined to comment.
As of Saturday afternoon, authorities were still investigating the scene. The FAA had yet to release any preliminary data on the crash.
Johnson County deputies were expected to have more details, later Saturday evening.
This story will be updated.
UPDATE (4/7): Two people are confirmed dead after a plane crash in Johnson County. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office tells TV9 they aren't releasing the victims' identities until family is notified.
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened just after 3:00 pm Friday at 2383 IWV Road SW and that the plane took off from Green Castle Airport in Oxford.
It's not known where the plane was headed or what caused the plane to crash.
The agencies that responded included the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, the Iowa State Patrol, Tiffin Fire Department, Oxford Fire Department and the Johnson County medical examiner. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are expected to join the investigation.
ORIGINAL STORY (4/7): A plane has crashed in a rural area of Johnson County just west of Iowa City.
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office confirms the plane went down south of Interstate 80 shortly after 3:00 pm Friday. It is unclear the type of plane, where it was headed or how many people were onboard or if anyone was hurt.
A KCRG-TV9 crew is on the way to the scene and will have updates as soon as they are available.