MERRICK COUNTY, Neb. — An unmanned plane crashed into a cornfield Tuesday evening in Merrick County, according to officials.
The Sheriff’s Office said they got a call around 7:30 p.m. about a single engine plane that had crashed in rural Central City.
Authorities said the plane was undergoing maintenance at the Central City Airport when it began traveling down the runway with no one inside.
The plane reportedly went about 200 feet into the air for a distance of approximately 1.5 miles before crashing into the cornfield.
The Sheriff’s Office said no one was hurt and both the FAA and the NTSB were contacted as part of the investigation.