A Small Plane Crashes in Beatrice on Sunday

Witnesses say the twin-engine plane crashed into the median of highway 77 and slid into a ditch before bursting into flames.as soon as the plane crashed, several motorists on highway 77 pulled over to help the pilot. They broke the windows and pulled the pilot out just before it was completely engulfed by fames. Police say the pilot, who is only being identified as a 55-year-old male, had come from missouri and had just stopped to refuel at the Beatrice airport.  The official cause of the crash is unknown. Witness we spoke to say although the pilot was disoriented, he mentioned that he had lost an engine before he went down. The condition of the pilot is not being released.