Man dies in plane crash near Imperial

2012-08-06T20:30:00Z 2012-08-06T22:18:51Z Man dies in plane crash near ImperialThe Associated Press The Associated Press
August 06, 2012 8:30 pm  • 

IMPERIAL — Investigators are looking for the cause of a plane crash that killed the pilot near Imperial in western Nebraska.

Firefighters believe the single-engine plane crashed Saturday morning in a pasture. Authorities said 54-year-old Scot German, a farmer and rancher from Imperial, died in the accident.

The wreckage was discovered by the Imperial volunteer fire department, which was called to fight a grass fire. Officials said the plane burst into flames and started the grass fire.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

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