Safety board report blames pilot error in 2013 crash that killed UNO student, passenger

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Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:00 am

LINCOLN — Pilot error has been blamed for a small airplane crash a year ago near the Norfolk, Neb., airport in which a University of Nebraska at Omaha student pilot and his passenger were killed.

A final report on the April 27, 2013, accident ruled out any mechanical problems and concluded that it was caused by the pilot's decision “to fly at a low altitude and his subsequent failure to see and avoid power lines.”

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