Investigation Into Helicopter Crash Continues

Wreckage From Crash Was Cleared On Friday

Mitch Kelly
October 23, 2019 - 6:30 pm

NHP Southern Command

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LAS VEGAS NV (NV) - The investigation continues into what caused a helicopter to crash near the Red Rock Visitor Center on Wednesday afternoon. The pilot of the helicopter was killed, while a passenger remains hospitalized in critical condition.

The crash happened just before 4pm on State Route 159 at Mile Marker 14, between the Visitor Center and Calico Basin.

Authorities on Thursday identified the pilot as 53 year-old Scott Socquet of Milford, Connecticut.

The FAA and NTSB are continue to investigate what caused the helicopter go go down. The wreckage was cleared away by Friday afternoon