0906000827950001 One Dead, Three Injured In Small Plane Crash

A single-engine plane with four people on board crashed in a Silverado Ranch neighborhood this morning, killing one person and leaving the other three with  life-threatening injuries.

                                       0906000826 One Dead, Three Injured In Small Plane Crash                                          

Metropolitan Police spokesman Joe Ojeda reported two males and two females aboard the four-seater Piper Cherokee.  According to FAA , the plane departed from Henderson Executive Airport but did not file a flight plan.

The pilot tried to return to Henderson after the plane lost power,  but instead crashed on a neighborhood street near the intersection of Bermuda and Rapture, about 2 miles northwest of the airport.

The plane broke up on impact and caught fire. Ojeda said neighborhood residents rushed to the scene and did a “good job” of extinguishing the flames.  The fire was out before responders arrived.

The NTSB is scheduled to begin an investigation later this afternoon.

  1. Eddie says:

    So sorry to hear this. I give the pilot a lot of credit as it could have involved a lot more people on the ground.

  2. JoAnne says:

    The neighbors answered the call to duty; thank you.

  3. Dwayne Purser says:

    I hope they don’t try to prosecute the pilot for anything because he did everything he could to get the plane back to the airport, Give the man credit for that, He’s going to feel bad enogh as it is.

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