Three people dead in plane crash near Chadron, Nebraska

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) — Three people have died in a plane crash in northwest Nebraska.

The pilot and two passengers died Sunday when the plane went down near Chadron, Nebraska.

The Dawes County Attorney’s Office says witnesses called police saying they saw a fireball or explosion outside of town.

First responders found the small plane in a rural area near Chadron Municipal Airport. County officials have not released the names of the three who died.