The single-engine Beechcraft Sierra plane took off from the runway, had a mechanical issue and turned around in an attempt to land when it crashed south of the airport, Henderson spokeswoman Kathleen Richards told The Las Vegas Review-Journal.
A small plane crash killed two and left three others hospitalized in Nevada
The propeller plane was bound for the Gillispie Field airport in El Cajon, California, around 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of San Diego, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor told the newspaper in an emailed statement.
One person died at the scene, and the other person died at a hospital, Richards said. One person had serious injuries, and another person had minor injuries.
A Good Samaritan who tried to help rescue the people in the plane suffered minor injuries from smoke inhalation, firefighters said.
The Clark County coroners office will identify the deceased after families are notified, Richards said.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in an emailed statement that the single-engine Beechcraft Sierra plane carrying four people was set to fly to the Gillispie Field airport in El Cajon, California. That’s around 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of San Diego.
Two dead, three injured in Nevada plane crash
The planes registered owner is a company located next to the Gillispie Field airport, the newspaper reported, citing online FAA records. That address corresponds to two flight schools, California Flight Academy and California Wings of El Cajon.
Richards said that one person died at the scene and the other person died at a hospital. One person had serious injuries, and another person had minor injuries. Firefighters said a Good Samaritan who tried to help rescue the people in the plane suffered minor injuries from smoke inhalation. _
The National Transportation Safety Board will lead the investigation into the cause of the crash, which Gregor said could take a year or more to complete.
Soon after departing from the Henderson Executive Airport, a small airplane went down in a fiery crash that killed two people and injured three others, according to authorities.
The single-engine Beechcraft Sierra airplane crashed about 8:15 p.m., and caught fire about half a mile south of the Henderson airport, said Ian Gregor, regional spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.
Gregor said Saturday night that the information was preliminary, adding that the crash occurred under unknown circumstances.
Four people were onboard, one of whom died at the scene and another at a hospital, said Gregor and Henderson Fire Department spokeswoman Kathleen Richards. Two other passengers were hospitalized in serious condition, Richards said.
A bystander, who also was taken to a hospital, suffered smoke inhalation when he tried to help the crash victims, Richards said.
1 dead, 4 more injured after plane crashes near Henderson airport
The aircraft, which was manufactured in 1977, is registered to So Cal Leasing LLC, a San Diego County-based entity, FAA records show. The flight was heading to Gillespie Field Airport near San Diego, according to the FAA.