Authorities have released the names of a passenger who died and the injured pilot of a private plane that crashed northwest of Broken Bow Airport in central Nebraska.
The crash occurred about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Custer County Sheriff's Office identified the passenger as 48-year-old John Webb. The pilot, 33-year-old Dustin Webb, who was flown to a hospital for treatment.
Dustin is John's boss and they're both from Huntsville, Texas.
John's father-in-law says he is in his 50s and leaves behind a wife, Dixie, a 25-year-old son and a 21-year-old daughter.
The family says for the last nine months, John was working in North Dakota for East Texas Oil Field Supply. Normally, John flew commercial. However, this time his boss decided to fly his private plane.
The sheriff's office says the two-engine aircraft was headed
from North Dakota to Texas when the crash occurred. The family says officials told them it appears the plane lost an engine and tried to make an emergency landing in Broken Bow, but didn’t make it.
The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the crash