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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Al Haynes, a pilot credited for saving the lives of nearly 200 people by guiding a damaged passenger jet into a crash landing at an Iowa airport in 1989, has died.

Haynes died Sunday at age 87 in a Seattle-area hospital, said Gary Brown, an emergency services director for Woodbury County, Iowa. Brown confirmed the death with Haynes' daughter. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a pilot who was injured in the crash of an ultralight plane east of Lincoln told rescuers flying had been on his "bucket list."

The crash occurred just before 11:30 a.m. Sunday north of Pester Airport. The crumpled wreckage ended up nose-down in a mowed field within a few yards of a field of corn.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports the 65-year-old pilot, Douglas Bornemeier, told Lincoln fire department rescuers he descended too steeply when trying to land. He added that the flight was an attempt at "checking flying off his bucket list."

Small Plane Crashes Near Millard Airport, Pilot Survives

Jun 28, 2019

Omaha, Neb -- A small plane crashed near the Millard Airport at 4 a.m this morning.  The plane went down on Discovery Drive which is northwest of the airport. The street lines up with the runway at the airport. The pilot survived and told first responders what happened; he was flying in from Fargo, North Dakota and developed engine trouble. The pilot believes he may have run out of fuel.  It was not clear if Omaha was his intended destination.