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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 4:08 pm

ELM CREEK – One man was injured in a minor plane crash northwest of Elm Creek Monday afternoon.

The pilot, Dennis Brown, 67, of Gothenburg was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, where he was treated and released for minor injuries.

According to the Dawson County Sheriff's Department, emergency responders from Elm Creek and Overton were called to 450 Road and 758 Road at approximately 3:50 p.m. because the plane had crashed. The site is about six miles north and two miles west of Elm Creek.

Brown said he had taken the plane to Central City for its annual inspection and was on his way back to Gothenburg when the engine cut out. He said the engine cut out five times before it crashed.

Brown, the manager of the airport in Gothenburg, said he's been flying for 50 years and this is the first time he's been injured while doing so.

The plane was taken to Jim Kelly Field Airport in Lexington, and the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the crash.

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