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Pilot in Iowa Crash Dies in Nebraska Hospital

Posted at: 02/12/2013 11:00 AM

CORRECTIONVILLE, Iowa (AP) - The pilot of a plane that crashed in northwest Iowa, killing two passengers, has died in a Nebraska hospital.

The Sioux City Journal reports that 70-year-old Gaylen Knaack, of Correctionville, died Monday. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home in Correctionville says Knaack died at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb., where he'd been taken after the Dec. 1 crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board says the Beech P35 took off from Correctionville that morning and flew to Grand Island, Neb., to pick up one of the passengers. The plane hit some trees before crashing that evening in foggy conditions short of a grass airstrip near Correctionville.

Two passengers died in the crash. They were 53-year-old Lee Schroeder, of Oto, and 55-year-old James Smith, of Correctionville.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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2/12/2013 10:55:36 AM (GMT -6:00)