The National Transportation Safety Board was on the scene of an ultralight plane crash in southern Sarpy County Friday night that seriously injured the pilot. A passenger suffered minor injuries.
Ultralight planes are small, one or two-person, personal aircraft. The kind that crashed is technically called a powered parachute.
Sarpy County Sheriff's Department deputies said the pilot had to bank hard to avoid an irrigation structure, then possibly over-steered, lost control and crashed. The pilot was taken to the trauma center in serious condition. The passenger was treated and released at the scene.
No names have been released.