Three killed in Nevada plane crash

Aug. 22, 2008 at 12:23 PM
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NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Three people were killed early Friday when a small experimental plane crashed into a home in North Las Vegas, Nev., authorities say.

Federal Aviation Administration Communications Manager Ian Gregor said the crash occurred after the plane's pilot was unable to gain altitude in the vehicle and crashed into a home near an area airport, Las Vegas' KLAS-TV reported.

The TV station said the pilot did report his plane was going down prior to the crash and that FAA investigators were en route to the crash site.

Meanwhile, North Las Vegas Fire Chief Kevin Brame told CNN that only two people were killed in the fiery plane crash. He told the news network that a third individual, who was inside the home at the time of the crash, had been taken to the hospital.

CNN reported one of the victims in the crash was the unidentified pilot, while the other fatality was an individual who lived in the house that was hit.

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