Officials say pilot killed in small plane crash in Nebraska


ANSLEY, Neb. (AP) — A pilot died in a small plane crash in central Nebraska’s Custer County over the weekend, officials said.
The Custer County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release, when the office received a report shortly after 1 p.m. that a single-engine plane had failed to arrive at a Colorado airport as scheduled.
The Civil Air Patrol alerted the sheriff’s office about 3 1/2 hours later that the wreckage of the plane had been spotted in a pasture southwest of Ansley. The body of the plane’s pilot and sole occupant, Keith Walker, 74, of rural Mason City, was found in the wreckage, officials said.
Sheriff’s deputies, the Nebraska State Patrol, and firefighters from Ansley, Mason City Fire and Broken Bow Fire responded to the crash scene. The investigation into the cause of the plane crash has been turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration and The National Transportation Safety Board.


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