Friends, colleagues and patients in Hernando County mourned the death of prominent physician, Dr. Mohamed-Nagi Hassan Salam-Kadri, who was killed in a plane crash Monday night.
The crash happened a little after 8 p.m. Monday a little more than a mile south of Bowman Road and just over a mile east of U.S. 41.
A family physician on the staff of Brooksville Regional, Spring Hill Regional, and Oak Hill Hospital, Dr. Kadri, 49, had left the Hernando County Airport in a light rainfall and crashed about four to five miles south.
Dr. Kadri, who had a student pilot's license, was on his way home to Orlando, where he lived with his wife, Jeannette, and children.
Dr. Kadri was medical director for Brooksville Healthcare and also worked at HealthSouth Rehab and Bayonet Point. A native of Egypt, he was also a member of the Greater Hernando Chamber of Commerce and the Council on American-Islamic Relations..