Police identify 2 killed in western Omaha airplane crash
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police have identified two people who were killed in a place crash at a western Omaha airport.
Authorities say 63-year-old David Steier and 61-year-old Arlene Steier both died from injuries sustained in the crash before 9 a.m. Sunday at the Millard Airport.
Police say David Steier died at the scene. Arlene Steier was found in critical condition at the crash site and died at a local hospital.
Witnesses told the Omaha World-Herald that smoke and flames were visible from the crash on a runway at the airport. Stanley Jenkins says he saw the plane crash into the ground nose-first and burst into flames.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident and plans to announce more details Tuesday.