Two people die and three others are injured after a small plane crashes and catches fire near Nevada airport after & # 39; mechanical problems & # 39;
- A plane crash near a Henderson Executive Airport in Nevada on Saturday night killed 2 people and left three injured
- The aircraft was to arrive at Gillespie Field airport in El Cajon, California
- Shortly after taking off from the airport, a Beechcraft Sierra aircraft with one engine carrying four passengers encountered & # 39; mechanical problems & # 39;
- The pilot tried the fly back to the airport, but crashed into a desert area 800 meters from Henderson Executive Airport
- National Transport Safety Board is investigating the matter
Two people are dead and three are seriously injured after a plane crashed and caught fire near a airport in Nevada.
A Beechcraft Sierra with one engine that transported four passengers departed on Saturday at Henderson Executive Airport and would arrive an hour's drive at Gillespie Field Airport in California.
People reports that the aircraft shortly after take-off & # 39; mechanical problems & # 39; and was trying to return to Henderson Executive Airport.
Unfortunately the plane crashed in a desert area half a mile from the airport and then caught fire.
A plane with four passengers crashed and caught fire on Saturday evening, killing two and injuring three
Reportedly, the aircraft encountered & # 39; mechanical problems & # 39; shortly after takeoff and the pilot attempted to return the aircraft to the Henderson Executive Airport in Nevada
City spokeswoman Kathleen Richards told People that the location acts as a & # 39; buffer between the airport and surrounding areas & # 39 ;.
The Henderson fire brigade was sent to the scene around 7:45 pm, according to Las Vegas Review Journal.
One passenger was announced dead on the spot, while the remaining victims were taken to a local hospital for medical treatment.
The plane crashed in a desert area half a mile from the airport and the Henderson fire brigade arrived on site at 7.45 pm
One passenger was declared dead on the spot, one died in a local hospital and the other victims were in serious condition
A second person died in the hospital and the other two passengers are in serious condition.
A bystander was also injured in the crash.
People report that the man saw the crash happen while driving through the scene and stopped to help the victims.
He suffered from slight smoke inhalation and is being treated.
8 news now says the crash caused nearby streets to be closed while investigators looked over the scene and cleaned up debris.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash, but it can take a year or more.
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