One killed, two injured in separate air crashes Saturday

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Two occupants of a home-built aircraft were injured in one crash in Chase County Saturday, and a spray plane pilot was killed in a separate crash in Perkins County the same day.

Perkins County Chief Deputy Jeff Miller told the KNOP television station in North Platte that a spray plane crashed in a field seven miles south of Grant before noon on Saturday.

The pilot, the only occupant of the plan, was killed. Miller said the investigation has been turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Chase County Sheriff's Office said two men were injured about 11:49 a.m. Saturday west of Enders, near 33 Avenue and Road 730, in the crash of a kit-built Vans RV-6 fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft.

Both men were taken to the Chase County hospital where the pilot was treated for minor injures and released. The passenger sustained more serious, yet non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a Colorado medical facility.

The cause of the accident was undetermined and the investigation was turned over to investigators from the FAA and NTSB.

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