Pilot taken to hospital after small plane crashes

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

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LOUISVILLE, Neb. (AP)

The pilot of a single-passenger airplane that crashed in eastern Nebraska has been taken to a hospital for his injuries.        

Officials with the Cass County Sheriff’s Department say authorities received a report of an airplane with engine trouble Sunday night. The plane later crashed in a field south of Louisville.        

The pilot, 44-year-old Eric Stadjuhar, was flying the plane out of the Millard Airport in Omaha. He was trapped inside the airplane after the crash and had to be cut free.        

A helicopter transported Stadjuhar to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.        

Hospital officials said Stadjuhar was in fair condition Monday.        

The crash is under investigation.