Two Killed, Three Hurt after Small Plane Crash in Henderson
HENDERSON, NV (September 11, 2019) – Two people died and three others were hurt in a small plane crash in Henderson on Saturday, September 7.
The plane headed to Gillespie Field airport in El Cajon crashed at around 7:45 p.m. Saturday. It occurred when the single-engine Beechcraft Sierra took off from the Henderson Executive Airport. The plane suffered a mechanical problem and the pilot turned the plane around. He tried to land it when it crashed south of the airport.
The propeller plane caught fire after the incident, according to authorities.
Henderson Executive Airport spokeswoman Kathleen Richards said that one person died at the scene. Another person died at the hospital. One person sustained serious injuries and another person had minor injuries.
A person who attempted to help rescue people in the plane suffered minor injuries from smoke inhalation, firefighters stated.
The Clark County coroner’s office will release the identities of the victims after their next of kin are notified.
The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident. It could take a year or more to complete.
We at Sweet Lawyers offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased victims. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this challenging time.
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