Kansas Men Killed In Nebraska Plane Crash
Associated Press - Sun 11:08 AM 01/13/2013
Two Kansas businessmen, including 54-year-old Mark Bottorff of Lancaster, have been identified among the four people killed aboard a small plane that crashed in a remote area of Lincoln County in central Nebraska.
The Nebraska State Patrol has identified the four people killed aboard a small plane that crashed in a remote area of Lincoln County in central Nebraska.
The patrol confirmed that 54-year-old Mark Bottorff of Lancaster, Kansas was piloting the plane when it crashed Friday afternoon about 13 miles northeast of Maxwell, Nebraska. The patrol says the others killed in the crash were 71-year-old Ken Babcock of Hiawatha, Kansas; 39-year-old Jason Drane of St. Joseph, Missouri, and 53-year-old Chris Nelsen, of York, Nebraska.
The twin-engine was reported missing shortly after taking off from the North Platte airport around 3:46 p.m. Friday.
Jerry Ernzen, who worked with Bottorff, says Bottorff and the other men did business together.