Jackson, NE Plane Crash, Aug 1977

Plane Plummets; 2 Men Injured

Jackson, Neb. (UPI)—A light plane with two men aboard crashed Tuesday night at the edge of a cornfield about one mile north of this northeast Nebraska community.

Sam Merritt, 30, and Don Wickert, 29, both of South Sioux City, were taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Sioux City, Ia. The extent of their injuries was not immediately known.

An area farmer who witnessed the crash said the plane made a slight turn and then crashed on its belly.

Omaha World Herald, Omaha, NE 17 Aug 1977