Home Local News CAUSE OF PIERCE, NEBRASKA PLANE CRASH REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION

CAUSE OF PIERCE, NEBRASKA PLANE CRASH REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION

2006
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The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary findings on the March 22nd crash of a small plane near Pierce, Nebraska.

The pilot, 69-year-old James Fritz, died in the crash of his small, single-engine S16 Shekari aircraft.

Investigators say Fritz was returning to Pierce from Norfolk, and his plane crashed a quarter mile from the end of the runway at his private air strip around 6:15 p.m., 5 miles northwest of Pierce.

The N-T-S-B reports indicates weather was not a factor in the crash.

The report does not indicate a possible cause for the plane crash.