“Gregory M. Bierman, 62, Identified as Victim in Virden Plane Crash”

By | August 14, 2023



A plane crash outside Virden, Illinois has resulted in the death of the pilot, Gregory M. Bierman. The incident occurred early Saturday morning, and multiple witnesses reported that the plane appeared to be in distress. The crash is currently under investigation by the National Transportation and Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration. Further information has not yet been released. WAND-TV reported

VIRDEN, Ill. (KSDK/WAND) – An unfortunate incident occurred early Saturday morning just outside the city limits of Virden, resulting in the loss of one life. The Macoupin County Sheriff’s Office has reported that a plane crash took place, with the pilot being the sole occupant onboard. The deceased individual has been identified as Gregory M. Bierman, a 62-year-old resident of Raymond, Illinois, as confirmed by the Macoupin County Coroner. Tragically, Bierman was pronounced dead at the crash site.

Distressed calls were made to emergency services at 8:48 a.m. on Saturday, with concerned witnesses describing the aircraft’s unsettling sounds. Responding to the distress calls, two deputies from the sheriff’s office swiftly located the crash site approximately one-eighth mile south of Virden. As of now, no further information regarding the incident has been disclosed.

Both the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will conduct a thorough investigation into the crash. Their expertise will shed light on the circumstances surrounding this tragic event.

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