George Riley, Marcia Riley Injured in Plane Crash at Jim Kelly Field near Lexington

Lexington, Nebraska (September 26, 2019) – Two people were injured in a plane crash Wednesday afternoon near Lexington, according to a local news source.

The crash happened around 5:23 p.m. September 25, at Jim Kelly Field.

Officials said George Riley, 65, of Eustis, was piloting a Cirrus SR22 light aircraft and was attempting to land at the airfield when it crashed. It skidded through a hayfield and narrowly missed a residence.

Strong crosswinds were a factor in the crash.

George and his passenger, Marcia Riley, 64, sustained minor injuries in the crash.

The FAA is investigating the crash.

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1.       In most cases, it is very important to immediately begin securing evidence, including by not limited to photos of skid marks, photos of property damage, witness statements, the actual vehicle or other property involved in the incident, and other critical evidence before it disappears or is altered. 

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