- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

PAXTON, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a pilot escaped before his wrecked plane caught fire near Paxton in western Nebraska.

The plane went down in a soybean field around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday. Keith County Sheriff Jeff Stevens say the pilot suffered lacerations, a concussion and other injuries and was taken to a North Platte hospital. He was released Wednesday evening.

The pilot was identified as 55-year-old Gregory McClung of McClung Aerial Spraying in Big Springs.

The crash cause is being investigated.

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