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74-year old Keith A. Walker of rural Mason City dies in crash near Ansley
74-year old Keith A. Walker of rural Mason City was the pilot and the only occupant of the...
74-year old Keith A. Walker of rural Mason City was the pilot and the only occupant of the small single-engine plane discovered approximately seven miles southwest of Ansley.(Associated Press)
Published: Mar. 8, 2021 at 4:00 AM CST
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - UPDATE: Govier Brothers Mortuary at 542 South 9th Avenue in Broken Bow is in charge of funeral arrangements for 74-year old Keith A. Walker of rural Mason City. Their mortuary’s website lists funeral services for Monday, March 15 at 1:00 p.m. at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow, with burial in the Mason City Cemetery with Military Honors in Mason City.

Memorials are suggested to Ansley Fire & Rescue or Homeward Trail Bible Camp.

An online guest book may be signed for words of encouragement or remembrance at www.govierbrothers.com.

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The pilot of a small single-engine plane was expected in Holyoke, Colorado, Saturday morning but was found dead among his plane’s wreckage local responders Saturday afternoon.

74-year old Keith A. Walker of rural Mason City was the pilot and the only occupant of the small single-engine plane discovered approximately seven miles southwest of Ansley.

A press release from the Custer County Sheriff’s Office reveals the office received a report at 1:09 p.m. of an overdue plane that left the Mason City area at approximately 6:30 a.m. en route to Holyoke, Colorado.

At 4:37 p.m., a report from the Civil Air Patrol advised the Custer County Sheriff’s Office that a small single-engine plane crash was located in a pasture approximately seven miles southwest of Ansley.

The Custer County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol, Ansley Fire and Rescue, Mason City Fire and Rescue, and Broken Bow Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the location. Upon arrival, the plane was discovered destroyed by the crash.

At this time, the plane crash investigation has been turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration and The National Transportation Safety Board.

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