On Saturday, December 23, 2017, at approximately 2:20 PM officials of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 2082 210th Street about an aircraft that had crashed. Upon emergency personnel’s arrival, it was discovered that the pilot was deceased.
The results of the preliminary investigation indicate that the aircraft struck a power line causing it to crash to the ground. Officials are not speculating on what caused the aircraft to be flowing this low.
The pilot that died as a result of the airplane accident has been identified as 70-year-old Bruce Gene Devick of Marshalltown, Iowa.
Devick was piloting a single engine, 2-seat light sport airplane.
The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate this accident, along with members of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).