The National Transportation Safety Board says 2 people were killed in a single-engine airplane crash about 2:00 Sunday afternoon in the Panhandle some 5 miles north of Harrison.
Names have not been released, but the NTSB says the pilot and the lone passenger were killed when the Beechcraft P35 Bonanza went down under “unknown circumstances.”
The NTSB is handling the investigation and had a team at the scene on Monday, but has released no other information at this time.
This is the third fatal plane crash in the Northern Panhandle in just over 6 years. A pilot from Texas died in October 2015 shortly after taking off from the Chadron airport.
His plane was a Beechcraft Bonanza like the one in the Harrison crash. The model first went into production in 1947 and is still being manufactured today.. Over 16,000 Bonanzas have been made over the years.
The other crash was in July 2019 when three California residents were killed when their twin-engine Beechcraft apparently ran out of fuel and crashed while trying to land at the Chadron airport. .