ZachNews: Colorado River Tri-State News Stories: Sunday, June 16th, 2013:
** ZachNews has the following Colorado River Tri-State news stories: **
– Laughlin, NV: 2 people injured in small plane crash.
At around 6:00pm PT Saturday evening, a private small plane crashed in the hills southwest of Laughlin, Nevada.
An unidentified pilot made an emergency call reporting that their plane had gone down.
The unidentified pilot informed emergency dispatch that he could see the Avi Resort and Casino and attempted to send GPS coordinates by using his cellular phone.
First responders from the Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department and the Mohave Valley Fire Department responded to the crash and began to searched for the down plane.
First responders from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the San Bernardino County Fire Department in Needles, California, at least 16 miles away from the plane crash, set up a command post at the intersection of Aha Macav Parkway and Needles Highway just north of the border of Nevada and California.
Care Flight helicopter assisted in the search and rescue and a ground search and rescue was attempt, but was unsuccessful because of the rugged terrain.
As first responders prepared to regroup in a location south of the command post, crews in the Care Flight helicopter reported that they have been able to evacuate 2 people from the plane crash and would return to rescue the remaining passengers.
There was preliminary reports are that 4 people were aboard the plane.
The extend of their 2 people injuries are unknown and the cause of the plane going down in the southern desert of Clark County, Nevada is under investigation.
** (Map Was Made By ZachNews Using Google Earth) **