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North Platte man dies in plane crash Sunday

FAA/NTSB investigation continues

Federal Aeronautics Administration and National Transportation Safety Board officials have not yet determined what caused the crash of a two-seater Cessna 150 aircraft about 50 yards east of a grass runway at Gothenburg Airport Sunday.

Killed was 55-year-old James E. Ross of North Platte, the plane’s pilot and only occupant. Gothenburg police officials said Ross, who was dead at the scene, was a student pilot. An autopsy was ordered and will be completed later today. The accident happened around 10:30 a.m.