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Student Pilot Dies in Nebraska Plane Crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A 55-year-old student pilot has died in the crash of a small plane in western Nebraska.

Emergency crews were sent to the airport in Gothenburg around 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Rescue workers found the two-seat plane upside down about 50 yards short of the grass runway.

Officials say James Ross was alone in the plane and had died at the scene.

An autopsy is planned. Federal authorities are investigating the crash.

North Platte Mayor Marc Kaschke says Ross was the city's director of information systems.

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