Bettendorf Couple Dies In Plane Crash

May 15, 2017

Dr. Dianne Giammetta
Credit UnityPoint Health - Trinity

Authorities have released the names of a Bettendorf couple killed when their plane heading to Alabama crashed in southern Kentucky.

Christian County Sheriff's Office spokesman Capt. Chris Miller says in a news release that the 69-year-old pilot, Dominic Giametta, and his 55-year-old wife, Dr. Dianne Giametta, were killed in Friday's crash near Hopkinsville.

Dr. Giametta worked for UnityPoint Health-Trinity.

"Dr. Giammetta's dedication to her patients and their exceptional care improved the health of women and families throughout the greater Quad Cities community," said Rick Seidler, President and CEO of UnityPoint Health - Trinity, in a press release. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Giammetta family during this difficult time.” 

The statement from the Christian County Sheriff's Office says the plane was flying from Bettendorf to Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The Federal Aviation Administration says the crash involved a Beechcraft Bonanza, which seats up to six people.