UPDATE: One Left in Fair Condition, One Dead in Audrain Co. Plane Crash

6 years 7 months 3 days ago Monday, March 19 2012 Mar 19, 2012 Monday, March 19, 2012 6:12:00 AM CDT March 19, 2012 in News
By: Sophia Petenakis

AUDRAIN COUNTY - A two-seater, single-engine plane crashed immediately upon take-off Sunday afternoon leaving one person dead and one person upgraded to critical condition. 

Crews pronounced the pilot, David Dickherber, dead at the scene of the plane crash. Crews lifted his wife and passenger, Mary Dickherber, to University Hospital. Her condition was upgraded Sunday night from serious to critical condition.

Neighbors told KOMU on the scene Sunday the plane took off from a grass runway. They also reported the plane clipped two trees, split in half, and crashed down.

UPDATE: Mary Dickherber's condition was downgraded to fair on Monday afternoon.

 

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