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Well-known Tampa plastic surgeon dies after plane crash in Indiana

Posted: 3:28 PM, Oct 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-07 02:23:49-04
Pilot killed in plane crash near Kokomo identified
Pilot killed in plane crash near Kokomo identified

TAMPA, Fla. — A well-known plastic surgeon from Tampa was killed in a plane crash Saturday near Kokomo, Indiana.

Dr. Daniel P. Greenwald, 59, was identified as the only occupant of the plane, according to a press release from the Howard County Sheriff's Office.

The Howard County Coroner's Office says the preliminary cause of death is blunt force trauma, according to the release.

Howard County Sheriff's Office deputies and emergency personnel were called to the plane crash around 5 p.m to a soybean field near the southeast corner of State Road 22 and County Road 300 East, according to the release.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the crash, according to the release.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

Greenwald worked as a board-certified plastic surgeon at Bayshore Plastic Surgery. According to their website, Greenwald was named one of America's top surgeons in 2009 after starting his career in the Tampa Bay area in 1993.

Members from the Kokomo Police Department, Kokomo Fire Department, Indiana State Police, Greentown Fire Department, Howard County Coroner's Office, and Howard County Emergency Management Agency responded and assisted Howard County Sheriff's deputies on scene.