Second man dies from injuries in Tama County plane crash

Max Morrison had been hospitalized since Nov. 28 crash

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A second person has died from injuries he suffered in a November plane crash in Tama County, authorities said.

Max Morrison, 64, of Traer, died at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Monday morning, Tama County Sheriff Dennis Kucera said. He had been hospitalized in the burn unit since the Nov. 28 crash near Clutier, officials said. The pilot of the Taylorcraft BC12-D, 69-year-old William Konicek of Traer, died at the scene of the crash.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report, Konicek was piloting the plane around 11 a.m. that morning when it struck power lines on approach to an unimproved airstrip near R Avenue and 245th Street.

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