UPDATE: Residents talk about seeing plane crash near Henderson airport – KTNV Las Vegas

UPDATE: Residents talk about seeing plane crash near Henderson airport - KTNV Las Vegas
Small plane crash near Las Vegas kills 2, injures 3
Two people were killed and three others were injured on Saturday night after small private plane crashed near a Nevada airport, investigators said.

Around 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, the single-engine Beechcraft Sierra plane, carrying four people, crashed right after takeoff from Henderson Executive Airport, which is about 25 minutes from Las Vegas, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told Fox News. The crash unfolded about half a mile south of the airport, an FAA spokesman said, adding that the plane, made in 1977, caught fire after it crashed.

On Saturday night, a single-engine Beechcraft Sierra took off from the runway at Henderson, had a mechanical issue and turned around in an attempt to land when it crashed south of the airport and caught fire.

One person died at the scene and another died at a hospital, investigators said. They declined to release the names or ages of the victims.

Two people were killed and three others were injured on Saturday night after a small private plane crashed near a Nevada airport, investigators said. (KVVU Fox 5)

Henderson Fire Department crews say the plane sustained minor damage and no injuries have been reported.

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Three people were hospitalized; two remained in the hospital in serious condition Sunday, Fox 5 in Las Vegas reported. The third person who had been hospitalized, apparently a good Samaritan, reportedly suffered from smoke inhalation.

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.

The plane had a mechanical issue and turned around in an attempt to land when it crashed, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported, citing a Henderson spokeswoman.

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 pilot had reported to air traffic controllers that a door had come open about two minutes after takeoff, Fox 5 reported, citing air traffic control archives. The station reported that the next communication was about seven minutes after takeoff when another pilot reported the crash.

Henderson spokeswoman Kathleen Richards told The Las Vegas Review-Journal that 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. The plane caught fire, authorities say.

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KVVU-TV reports that the crash of a small private plane that killed one and injured four other took place about 8:15 p.m. Saturday near Volunteer Boulevard and Via Inspirada, south of the airport.

The propeller plane, which reportedly was registered to a flight school in Southern California, was bound for Gillespie Field Airport in suburban San Diego, officials said.

Earlier Saturday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal quoted Henderson spokeswoman Kathleen Richards saying that three of the people hospitalized had serious injuries, while the other had minor injuries.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) ware investigating the cause of the crash.

Citing online FAA data, the newspaper reports the plane’s registered owner is a company located next to the Gillispie Field airport. The address corresponds to two flight schools.

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The NTSB, the lead investigative agency, was expected to have an investigator at the scene Sunday, according to a statement it sent to Fox News.

Around 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, the single-engine Beechcraft Sierra plane, carrying four people, crashed right after taking off from Henderson Executive Airport, investigators said. (KVVU Fox 5)

Two people died and three others were injured when the propeller plane crashed Saturday and caught fire soon after taking off from Henderson Executive Airport.

“The investigator will document the scene, examine the aircraft, request any air traffic communications, radar data, weather reports and try to contact any witnesses,” the NTSB spokesman, Keith Holloway, said. “Also, the investigator will request maintenance records of the aircraft, and medical records and flight history of the pilot.”

Holloway told Fox News a preliminary report should be made available within the next two weeks but the exact cause of the crash will be released once the investigation was complete, which could take up to two years.

Less than 14 hours after the deadly plane crash had been reported, officials said another small plane made a hard landing at Henderson Executive Airport.

2 dead, 3 hospitalized after plane crashes near Henderson airport

The plane sustained minor damage and no injuries have been reported, according to the Henderson Fire Department.

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