3 Believed Dead In Small Plane Crash

Plane Went Down In Rugged Terrain North Of Las Vegas

Associated Press
November 27, 2019 - 4:04 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A small airplane that was believed to be carrying three people has crashed in a remote area northwest of Las Vegas.

The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed a single-engine Cirrus SR22 crashed about 5:35 p.m. Tuesday under unknown circumstances near Gass Peak.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said “Initial reports” indicate three people were on board. Though nothing was officially confirmed as of Wednesday morning, police are quoted as saying that the crash was "not survivable"

Reports say that witnesses heard an explosion near the top peak of the mountain.

North Las Vegas Fire Chief Joe Calhoun said a search and rescue team had a hard time reaching the area and may wait until Wednesday to search the site north of the Clark County Shooting Complex.

The crash would mark the second fatal aviation accident in Clark County in as many months, following the crash of a helicopter near Red Rock Canyon in October. That crash killed two people.