Todd Simmons, Cirrus Aircraft’s president of customer service, is recuperating in an Idaho hospital in the wake of a June 21st plane crash, the Duluth-based company confirmed.
In a Monday afternoon statement, Ben Kowalski, Cirrus’ senior vice president for sales and marketing, said Simmons “was involved in an aircraft accident while on a personal flight in a Piper Super Cub that he owns. He was flying solo in the aircraft at the time and was the only person involved.”
“We are in close contact and supporting Todd and his family throughout this process; our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time,” Kowalski said.
An initial accident report from the Federal Aviation Administration indicated that a 1955 Super Cub registered to Simmons crashed shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday in McCall, Idaho. The status of his injury was listed as “serious” and the cause of the crash remains classified as “unknown.”
In addition to working at Cirrus, Simmons was recently elected to the board of the Recreational Aviation Foundation. An RAF profile noted that Simmons has deep roots in aviation. His father was a U.S. Army flight surgeon. One of his grandfathers flew a B-26 during World War II, and another grandfather worked as a crop duster.