Pilot of Plane Crash Improving

We have an update on a small plane crash that happened just outside of Beatrice Sunday afternoon.

Witnesses say the twin-engine plane crashed into the median of Highway 77 and slid into a ditch before bursting into flames. Police say the pilot, 55-year-old Benjamin Rodgers, had come from Missouri and had just stopped to re-fuel at the Beatrice airport. Rodgers condition has improved from critical to serious. No one on the ground was injured.