Dr. Clifford H. Turen, an internationally know traumatologist and former chief of orthopedics who had worked at Maryland Shock Trauma Center for two decades, was killed Jan. 13 when the private single-engine plane he was flying crashed in dense fog into trees east of Dover, Del.
The Clarksville resident was 55.
According to published news reports, Dr. Turen was en route from Sandersville, Ga., to Summit Airport in Middletown, Del., in his Piper PA-28a Cherokee, when he made an emergency call to air traffic controllers at Dover Air Force Base.
A witness told The Dover Post that as the plane passed over his house he heard its engine sputtering and finally stop. Authorities...