Dr. Herbert Evan Zeiger, a Birmingham based neurosurgeon has died after the plane he was flying crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle near Miramar Beach on Saturday, March 6.
BIRMINGHAM BASED Dr Herbert Evan Zeiger, a neurosurgeon, has died after the plane he was flying crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, off the Florida Panhandle near Miramar Beach on Saturday, March 6. According to WKRG TV, Brookwood Medical Center practictioner Dr Evan Zeiger was flying the World War II era stunt plane. His passenger also was killed in the incident.
The plane, an AT6-Texan, crashed at 12:36 PM on Saturday, about a mile offshore from Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, off South Walton County. The search operation involved numerous agencies, including the US Coast Guard and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. Coast Guard rescue crews found Dr Herbert Evan Zeiger in the water, 50 feet deep.
Dr Zeiger is a long-time surgeon in Birmingham and in 2008, Zeiger with neurosurgeon Robert Craddock moved their practice to Brookwood after decades at the old Carraway hospital.