Hospital officials upgraded the condition of Ed Brown, one of two survivors in a plane crash Wednesday in Memphis that killed prominent Tampa neurosurgeon Dr. David Cahill, from critical to serious on Saturday.
Brown, 55, suffered a skull fracture and deep facial cuts when the twin-engine Beechcraft piloted by Cahill flipped while landing at Memphis International Airport. Cahill and his co-worker John Murphy were killed.
Another co-worker, Chip Lomel, is hospitalized at Memphis Regional Medical Center with Brown. He is listed in serious condition.
Brown was headed to Memphis for a business meeting when the plane crashed. He was accompanied by Lomel, the group director of sales, and Murphy, a district sales manager. Cahill was joining them for the meeting.
Funeral services for Cahill will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 5225 Himes Ave. Cahill's family will receive friends between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday at Gonzalez Funeral Home, 7209 N Dale Mabry Highway.
Identity still unknown for Carrollwood fire victim
Authorities still do not know the identity of a man found dead Thursday at the scene of a house fire in Carrollwood.
Firefighters found the body in a bedroom at 3901 Moran Road. Records show the house is owned by James Walter, 38.
Officials hope to identify the body through dental records, which could take up to a week, said Debbie Carter, spokeswoman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.