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Small Airplane Crash In McCook Claims Life

(McCook, NE) - Just before 12:00 pm on Monday, October 30th, McCook dispatch received a report of an airplane crash 1/8 of a mile southwest of McCook Ben Nelson Regional Airport property. There were two occupants in the airplane, one of which was found deceased and the second occupant was transported to Community Hospital in McCook with injuries. 

City of McCook personnel were on the scene of the crash and have contacted the appropriate federal agencies. The local agencies that responded to the crash included. the City of McCook Police Department, City of McCook Fire and EMS, City of McCook Public Works, Red Willow County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska State Patrol, Red Willow Western, Nebraska Public Power, Black Hills Energy, and the Red Cross. 

The crash site has been secured and will be maintained until investigators from the appropriate federal agencies arrive in McCook. The accident site has been cordoned off and the public is discouraged from driving through the area. The occupant's names from the airplane are being withheld pending notification of their families. No additional information will be released at this time.