UPDATE: Identity Released After Pilot Dies In Small Plane Crash - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

UPDATE: Identity Released After Pilot Dies In Small Plane Crash

Posted: Updated:
Clifford Turen, M.D. Clifford Turen, M.D.

DELAWARE - The only occupant in a small plane that crashed on Sunday night, East of Dover, has been identified. The pilot was Clifford Turen, M.D., who was an orthopaedic trauma surgeon at Bayhealth Medical Center.

Bayhealth tells WMDT that Dr. Turen started with them in 2011. He also worked at the Georgia Orthopaedic Trauma Institute and worked for 20 years at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Dr. Turen served as a Commander in the Medical Corps of the United States Naval Reserve for 28 years and was selected to the Presidential Medical Support Team for President George H. W. Bush during Dr. Turen's time on active duty.

Colleagues say that Dr. Turen will be missed as both a friend and leader. "Dr. Turen was an exceptional orthopaedic surgeon, a passionate teacher, a strong leader and visionary," says Gary Siegelman, M.D., Bayhealth's Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. "He was also a friend and a colleague. He will be sorely missed."

Patients of Dr. Turen will be contacted by someone at Bayhealth Orthopaedic Surgery in Dover.

  • Local NewsDelmarva HeadlinesMore>>

  • Salisbury Bingo Supports ALS Foundation

    Salisbury Bingo Supports ALS Foundation

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:40:24 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md. - The "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" has taken social media by a storm. An event hosted by the DC/MD/VA chapter of ALS gained funds and awareness without the use of ice cold buckets.More >>
    SALISBURY, Md. - The "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" has taken social media by a storm. An event hosted by the DC/MD/VA chapter of ALS gained funds and awareness without the use of ice cold buckets.More >>
  • New App Offers Anonymous Peer Counseling

    New App Offers Anonymous Peer Counseling

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:18:52 GMT
    47 ABC - We've heard the quote "Be kind. For everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." A new smartphone is proving just that, offering strangers the chance to lend an ear to one another when times are tough.More >>
    47 ABC - We've heard the quote "Be kind. For everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." A new smart-phone is proving just that, offering strangers the chance to lend an ear to one another when times are tough.More >>
  • 2nd Duck Derby Benefits National Foundation

    2nd Duck Derby Benefits National Foundation

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:18:21 GMT
    OCEAN CITY, Md. - And they're off! Three thousand rubber ducks swam to the finish line in support of a great cause.More >>
    OCEAN CITY, Md. - And they're off! Three thousand rubber ducks swam to the finish line in support of a great cause.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.