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One Dead, Three Injured In Small Plane Crash

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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.

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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.


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