MONTICELLO, Iowa-- Jerry Naylor, 90, died after crashing into a cornfield near the Monticello Airport Saturday afternoon.
Naylor was making a regular flight when his plane went down. His family says he had been flying since 1945, and still had an active commercial pilot's license when he died.
Naylor's dog Jasmine was flying with him at the time, but survived. Authorities are still investigating what caused the crash.
Original Post, June 1st, 2017:
A pilot is seriously injured after crashing his plane in Eastern Iowa.
The call came in around 4 p.m. Saturday in Monticello, about 90 minutes north of the Quad Cities.
Police found the plane in a corn field about 50 yards away from the Monticello Regional Airport.
The pilot was the only person inside the plane.
His or her name is not being released. The FAA and NTSB are both investigating the crash.