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2 suffer minor injuries in central Nebraska plane crash | KTIC Radio

2 suffer minor injuries in central Nebraska plane crash

2 suffer minor injuries in central Nebraska plane crash
RRN/ A small single engine airplane sustained a crash landing just west of the Lexington airport(known as Jim Kelly Field) late Wednesday September 25, 2019 afternoon. Both occupants walked away from the plane.

Authorities say two people suffered minor injuries when their small plane crashed while trying to land at a central Nebraska airport.

The crash was reported a little after 5:20 p.m. Wednesday at Jim Kelly Field on the west side of Lexington. Dawson County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Tucker Case says it appears the plane got caught by strong crosswinds while landing. A witness says the plane clipped a tree on a windbreak.

The plane came down and skidded to a stop in an alfalfa field just west of the airport. Its lone engine, propeller and undercarriage were damaged.

The pilot and plane owner was identified as 65-year-old Riley George. His passenger was identified as 64-year-old Marcia George. They live in rural Eustis.

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