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.