14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, October 13, 2014 in Dubuque, IA
Aircraft: PIPER PA 46-310P, registration: N9126V
Injuries: 1 Fatal.
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On October 13, 2014, approximately 2305 central daylight time, a Piper PA-46 airplane, N9126V, collided with trees and impacted the ground near a residential area following a missed approach to Runway 36 at the Dubuque Regional Airport (DBQ), Dubuque, Iowa. The private pilot, who was the sole occupant, sustained fatal injuries. Dark night Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed throughout the area and during the approach. An Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight plan was filed for the flight which was conducted under the provisions of Federal Code of Regulations Part 91. The flight originated from the Ankeny Regional Airport (IKV), Ankeny, Iowa, about 2200, and its destination was DBQ.
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Dr. Douglas J. Butzier MD
Dr. Douglas J. Butzier MD, 59, of Dubuque, died Oct. 13, 2014, as a result of injuries sustained in an airplane accident.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Heritage Center on Bennett and McCormick, University of Dubuque, where a visitation will follow until 6 p.m. The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 John F. Kennedy Road, Dubuque, is assisting the family.
Douglas was born on June 2, 1955, in Mount Pleasant, the son of Kenneth and Mary (Rutledge) Butzier.
Doug’s family moved to Cedar Falls in 1960, where he attended Malcom Price Laboratory School from kindergarten through 12th grade, graduating from the Northern University High School in 1973. He started his college career at the University of Montana, studying forestry. While living in Missoula, Mont., he began working as a fireman and then an EMT, where he found his passion for the medical community. He returned to his home state to attend the University of Iowa, to complete his undergraduate degree and then his MD from the University of Iowa Medical School in 1984. Doug completed his emergency medicine internship training at Deaconess Hospital, Spokane, Wash. He then attended his residency training at the University of Arizona Trauma Center, Tucson, finishing this training in 1987.
Following his education, Doug worked as an ER doctor in the Twin Cities and Tucson before moving to Dubuque in 1997, where he has been with Mercy Medical Center Since. He has remained very active in Mercy Hospital administrative service duties, including serving as medical staff president. He remained in practice as an emergency room physician at the time of his death. In his continuous pursuit of learning, Doug went on to obtain his MBA at the University of Iowa’s "Executive Program" in 2007. In addition, he was the chair of the Iowa Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council.
Doug was very active in his community, volunteering his time and talent on numerous boards, committees and organizations.
He was always looking for his next adventure, ranging from a six-week medical expedition to Nepal, to coaching and refereeing youth soccer and other sports as his five children grew up. He served as the medical director for the Dubuque and Asbury Fire Departments. He was the staff physician to the Dubuque County Jail and the medical director for Kunkel & Associates. He obtained his pilot’s license and loved flying his own plane. His most recent calling was becoming involved in the political process and so became a candidate for the Libertarian Party for the U.S. Senate seat from the Great State of Iowa. He felt compelled to make a difference regarding several national issues about which he was passionate and particularly well qualified to speak. He was an avid outdoorsman, loving backpacking, mountain climbing, hunting, exploring, biking and working in his yard.
His greatest passion, after Ann, was flying, needing only the slightest excuse to go fly anywhere. He jumped at every opportunity to treat anybody to a scenic excursion in the sky. He was a highly experienced and tested pilot, and was alone in the plane at the time of the accident. He was an instrument rated pilot, and was working on his FAA Certified Flight Instructor’s license. He had logged more than six times the national average for private pilots, having flown over 1,000 hours in just the last six years.
Surviving are his wife, Ann; two sons, Nic of Iowa City and Alex of Eden Prairie, Minn.; stepdaughter Sarah Chapman and stepsons Ben Chapman and Chris Chapman, all of Dubuque. Also his bothers, David and Suzi of Boise, Idaho, and Stuart and Robin of Albuquerque, N.M.; and his five treasured nephews, Christopher, Logan, Matthew, Joseph and Daniel.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Dubuque Mercy Health Foundation, 250 Mercy Drive, Dubuque, IA 52001; MPLS Plaza Project, University of Northern Iowa Foundation, 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0282
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Special thank you to all the first responders for this terrible accident as well as all of the emergency community of Dubuque and the surrounding area.
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