Body recovered from plane wreckage in northwest Nebraska

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

ELLSWORTH, Neb. (AP)  A body believed to be that of a missing pilot has been recovered from the wreckage of a small plane in northwest Nebraska.

Authorities say Ben Andrick was last seen taking off from the Alliance airport Sunday morning. The search began after he failed to return there as expected.

A search plane pilot spotted the wreckage Tuesday about seven miles northeast of Ellsworth, which is a small community in Sheridan County. Authorities say the plane was the one being flown by Andrick, of Alliance.

A statement from the Sheridan County attorney’s office doesn’t mention Andrick by name but says the body was that of the “missing man” and that an autopsy would be conducted.