A second person has died from that small plane crash at the Millard Airport Sunday morning.
Omaha police have released both names of the two killed in the crash when the plane failed to reach the runway of the airport off I-80 on the outskirts of Omaha. It burst into flames, sending smoke throughout the area.
The Omaha Police Department identifies the person pronounced dead at the scene as 63-year-old M. David Steier of Omaha. His 61-year-old wife, Arlene, was taken to CUMC-Bergan Mercy in critical condition and died later at the hospital.
The plane, a 1962 Beechcraft Bonanza P35, crashed just short of the runway around 8:45 Sunday morning.
Investigators with the Omaha Airport Authority, the Omaha Police Department, and the Federal Aviation Administration arrived on the scene Sunday. The airport closed to all air traffic until Sunday evening.
The National Transportation Safety Board has taken over the investigation.
The last fatal crash at the Millard Airport was in December 2005, when three people died when a plane crash shortly after takeoff.