Victim identified in Greencastle Airport crash


A Coralville man has been identified as the victim in a small plane crash near Greencastle Airport.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said in a Tuesday news release that 73-year-old Dale Bieber was killed when his plane went down near the corner of 250th Street and Greencastle Avenue just before 4pm Sunday. The sheriff’s office says 9-1-1 calls were received from witnesses stating an airplane was observed near the Greencastle Airport, and a short time later the plane crashed into a neighboring farm field.

The Iowa State Patrol, North Liberty Police Department, Tiffin Fire Department, Oxford Fire Department, Johnson County Emergency Management, and Johnson County Medical Examiner’s Office all responded to the scene.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have joined in the investigation.