NEMO husband, wife survive SE Iowa plane crash

The crash of the small plane happened Sunday afternoon near the Corydon, Iowa airport. (MGN Online)

A northeast Missouri couple survived the crash of their small plane in southeast Iowa over the weekend.

That crash happened just after 3:30 p.m. Sunday shortly after the single-engine plane took off from the Corydon, Iowa airport approximately five miles northeast of Corydon.

The pilot is identified as Craig Comstock of Unionville, Missouri. His passenger was his wife, Mary Comstock.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says they both suffered serious injuries when their single-engine plane crashed into trees near the Corydon airport.

The FAA's preliminary report says following the crash, the Comstocks’ aircraft became stuck in the trees.

Craig Comstock was flown to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines where a hospital spokeswoman told KTVO Wednesday he remains in serious condition in the Intensive Care Unit.

Officials at Mercy Medical say Mary Comstock was released from the hospital on Tuesday.

Corydon Airport Manager Benny Davis told KTVO Wednesday that he spoke to Mary Comstock earlier in the day. He said that she told him the plane's engine wasn't running right, and her husband did everything he could think of to get more power to the engine, but it didn't work.

Davis said Mary suffered cuts and bruises and a broken wrist as a result of the crash. Mary told Davis her husband underwent surgery on Wednesday.

The official cause of the crash remains under investigation by the FAA, the National Transportation Safety Board and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

Those investigations often take up to six months to complete.

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