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Dr. Bruce Dalton, MFH, Killed in Plane Crash

Dr. Bruce Dalton, MFH of the Red Mountain Foxhounds in Rougemont, North Carolina, was killed last week when his single-engine plane crashed in Colorado. Dalton was sixty-nine and a certified, experienced pilot. His friend and passenger, Steven Huber, an instrument-rated commercial pilot was also killed. The crash is under investigation.

Dalton was a pediatrician and a specialist in occupational health. He was the retired founder of Occu-Health, Inc. A graduate of Davidson College and the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he also earned Masters Degrees in health care administration from Baylor University and in public health from Johns Hopkins University.

Dalton’s death is a shock to the Rougemont community, where he shared the Mastership with Irmgard Hill, Garry Riggs, Ronnie King, and Angela Royal, at whose home I had the privilege to meet him. He was congenial, amusing, and full of life.

In 2003, Dalton lost a leg below the knee and broke his hip in a glider crash. Doctors told him he shouldn’t expect to walk again, but he came back to ride horses, dance, fly planes, and ski.

For further details, see Tammy Grubb’s article in the News & Observer.

Posted September 19, 2012