NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) - Authorities have identified the two people killed when a small plane owned by a flight school crashed in northeast Nebraska this weekend.
Federal investigators were on the crash site about two miles southeast of Norfolk on Sunday afternoon. Officials say 26-year-old Dale Butler of Omaha, who was the plane’s pilot, and 24-year-old Amy Brobst of Fort Collins, Colo., both died on impact. The Piper PA-28 plane that crashed was registered to the Pro-Flite Inc. flight training school based in Omaha. Company officials declined to comment on the crash Sunday because they don’t yet know what happened. FAA officials said the plane struck a power line before crashing into some trees, but the cause of the crash wasn’t immediately clear Sunday.