Dr. Riley Airplane Crash and Memorials

On 19 April 2010, a plane crash took the life of well-known physician Dr. Henry Shirmer Riley. This accident shocked the community and drew attention from regional news outlets.

According to the Madison Courier, “Riley came to Madison in 1961 and practiced for 38 years and, by his count, delivered 4,942 babies.”

He’s also know for his book “Two Pilots, One Engine” a memoir about his flight around the world in 1986.