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Victim in Tiffin plane crash identified as Coralville man

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TIFFIN, Iowa (KWWL) -- The Johnson County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim in a plane crash in rural Tiffin on Sunday afternoon as 73-year-old Dale Bieber of Coralville.

911 calls were received from witnesses stating an airplane was observed near the Greencastle Airport and shortly after the plane crashed into a neighboring farm field.

Bieber was the only occupant of the single-engine aircraft and authorities say he died at the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are continuing to investigate the incident.

An agent for the National Transportation Safety Board finished a site evaluation Monday and a spokesperson for the agency says preliminary reports indicate the plane crashed while landing at the small private airport.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, North Liberty Police Department, Tiffin Fire Department, Oxford Fire Department, Johnson County Emergency Management, Johnson County Joint Emergency Communications Center, and Johnson County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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