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Pilot Killed as Small Plane Crashes in Iowa

A small plane crashed in the median of Interstate 29, north of downtown Council Bluffs, Iowa, on December 10.

The Piper Malibu Meridian single-engine plane had just taken off from Eppley Airfield when it started experiencing some issues. Authorities said the pilot radioed to the airport and sought permission to return for an emergency landing, however, the plane clipped a power line and went down.

The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed in the crash. He was identified as John Rogers, 65, of Omaha.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating.

Helicopter Crashed in Illinois after Hitting Power Line; Pilot Injured

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A helicopter crash-landed in Atkinson, Henry County, Illinois, at around 5 P.M. on August 5.

According to sources, the aircraft hit a power line, caught fire, and landed in a soy bean field.

The pilot, who was the only person aboard, was pulled out of the burning helicopter by farm owner. He was airlifted to Peoria, Illinois, in serious condition.

The NTSB and Illinois State Police were investigating the crash.

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