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Plane crash survivor's condition upgraded

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.

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