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.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Homeless Sex Offenders

    Homeless Sex Offenders

    DELAWARE - Individuals featured in this slideshow are NOT wanted. They are sex offenders who have registered with Delaware State Police as homeless. These are public notifications.More >>
    DELAWARE - Individuals featured in this slideshow are NOT wanted. They are sex offenders who have registered with Delaware State Police as homeless. These are public notifications.More >>
  • Wicomico County Schools Issue Heat Advisory

    Wicomico County Schools Issue Heat Advisory

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:09:55 GMT
    WICOMICO CO., Md. - With the predicted return of hot weather this week, Wicomico County Public Schools are reminding Wicomico school families of theMore >>
    WICOMICO CO., Md. - With the predicted return of hot weather this week, Wicomico County Public Schools are reminding Wicomico school families of the excused absence option for students attending schoolsMore >>
  • Head-On Car Crash Kills 3 In Accomack

    Head-On Car Crash Kills 3 In Accomack

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:39:26 GMT
    ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. - A head-on collision has taken the lives of three after a drunk driver struck a car holding six people. The drunk driver, who was driving a van, has been arrested for DUI. The crashMore >>
    ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. - A head-on collision has taken the lives of three after a drunk driver struck a car holding six people. The drunk driver, who was driving a van, has been arrested for DUI. The crashMore >>
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.