August 24, 2007

BRIEF: Plane Crash Victims Improved

By The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio

Aug. 24--An Akron physician and his Akron fiancee remain hospitalized at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, following a plane crash Aug. 8 in Georgia.

Dr. Robert Marsico Jr., 42, a dermatologist, is now listed in serious but stable condition with burns on his arms, legs and feet, said his father, Dr. Robert Marsico Sr.

His fiance, Heather Moran, of Akron, is in good condition and has been moved out of the hospital's intensive care unit, Marsico Sr. said.

Marsico Jr. also sustained bilateral fractures of both lower legs, his father said.

Doctors are seeing improvements but the recovery will take time, Marsico Sr. said of his son.

He said the families are grateful for prayers and well wishes from patients and the community.

Cards and notes can be mailed to Dr. Robert Marsico Jr., 1867 W. Market St., Akron, Ohio, 44313.

The multiengine Cessna Skymaster crashed near a water treatment plant and a Federal Aviation Administration official said the pilot reported being in trouble and had attempted to return to DeKalb Peachtree Airport.


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