Authorities are trying to determine what caused a small plane crash at a suburban Omaha airport that left two people dead.
Omaha Fire Battalion Chief Scott Fitzpatrick says the plane crashed at the Millard Airport before 9 a.m. Sunday. Killed was 63-year-old M. David Steier. His 61-year-old wife Arlene Steier was critically injured and later died at the hospital.
Witnesses told the Omaha World-Herald that smoke and flames were visible from the crash on a runway at the airport.
Stanley Jenkins says he say the plane crash into the ground nose-first and burst in to flames. Jenkins and his wife were packing up their home near the airport.
Federal investigators will try to determine what caused the crash.
On Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 8:45 a.m. Omaha Police were dispatched to 12916 Millard Airport Plaza to investigate a report of a plane crash at the Millard Airport. Upon arrival officers observed the wreckage of a plane at the end of the runway. M. David Steier, DOB: 5/20/55, was declared deceased at the scene. Arlene Steier, DOB: 5/5/57, was transported to CUMC-Bergan Mercy in critical condition, and later died at the hospital.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating this incident, and will hold a press briefing Tuesday at a yet-to-be-determined location.