Texans aboard plane that crashed in Nebraska

March 29, 2012 10:13:48 AM PDT
Authorities have released the names of a passenger who died and the injured pilot of a private plane that crashed northwest of Broken Bow Airport in central Nebraska.

The crash occurred about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

In a news release Thursday, the Custer County Sheriff's Office identified the passenger as 48-year-old John Webb. The pilot, 33-year-old Dustin Webb, who was flown to a hospital for treatment.

It's not clear whether or how the two were related. They're both from Huntsville, Texas. A sheriff's office spokeswoman didn't immediately return messages from The Associated Press.

The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the crash investigation. An NTSB representative didn't immediately return an Associated Press call.

The sheriff's office says the two-engine aircraft was headed from North Dakota to Texas when the crash occurred.