Awful news: Iowa Senate candidate killed in plane crash!/joniernst/status/522071624812875776

Doug Butzier, Libertarian Party candidate running against Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst for U.S. Senate, lost his life yesterday in a plane crash.

The wife of Doug Butzier confirmed Tuesday morning to KCRG-TV that it was Butzier who was killed in a plane crash Monday.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the Piper PA-46 crashed around 11 p.m. Monday on approach to the airport, about a mile north of the runway.

Lunsford said law enforcement told him the sole occupant of the aircraft was killed in the crash.  Lunsford said the plane took off from Ankeny Regional Airport about an hour before the crash.

An ER doc.Small planes, man. RIP. MT @philipaklein: Libertarian candidate in Iowa Senate race killed in a plane crash

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) October 14, 2014

Awful. Was an ER doc. RT @philipaklein Libertarian candidate in Iowa U.S. Senate race killed in a plane crash

— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 14, 2014 Very sorry to learn of the death of Libertarian candidate for US Senate, Dr. Doug Butzier.

— Karen Fesler (@Gabesmom) October 14, 2014

Thoughts and prayers to Butzier’s loved ones. RIP.

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