Two Men Die in Plane Crash in Nebraska

YORK, Neb. (AP) - Two men have died after a plane crashed near the York airport.

One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene Friday, while the other man was extricated from the wreckage and taken to a hospital. York County Attorney Tim Sieh said he wouldn't release the men's names until family members were contacted.

The plane, a Cessna 172, was owned by Randy Hall, manager of the airport. He confirmed it had been rented for a flying lesson and took off a half-hour or so before the wreckage was found about 4 p.m. Friday.

No one saw the plane go down, and the cause of the crash wasn't immediately known.

Sieh said the investigation had been taken over by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.
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Information from: York News-Times, http://www.yorknewstimes.com

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