Single-engine Cessna plane crashes just short of Iowa runway

Legal news for Iowa aviation accident attorneys. Three people were injured when a plane crashed near Cedar Rapids.

Federal Aviation Administration alerts aviation accident attorneys- A plane crash near Cedar Rapids injured three people.

Cedar Rapids, IA—A single-engine plane crashed just short of the runway on Saturday night, January 16, 2010, injuring three people. The small plane crashed about a half of a mile from the Eastern Iowa Airport for unknown reasons, as reported by the Charleston Gazette.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) described the single-engine plane as a Cessna fixed-wing plane, which is registered to Phillip Fisher of Barboursville. Air traffic controllers reportedly stated they had lost contact with the small plane when it went down. Fisher, who was piloting the plane, and two passengers, Gary Fisher, 58, and Marcia Fisher, 57, all survived the crash, but sustained injuries. Rescue crews had to extract two of the victims form the heavily damaged plane. Officials believe all the victims will survive. The plane was apparently on its way to Monticello, but then was diverted to Cedar Rapids on Saturday night. They apparently took off from an airport near Cincinnati, where Gary Fisher left his plane to have work done to it. The cause of the cash is currently pending a full investigation into the crash. The FAA and police officials are reportedly conducting the investigation.

Phillip Fisher is reportedly a physician at the Huntington Spine Rehab & Pain in Barboursville.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Iowa aviation accident lawyers.