News Update!!: Laughlin, NV: Latest information regarding aircraft crash.
ZachNews has the latest information regarding the aircraft crash that happened in Laughlin, Nevada.
** As of 3:00pm PT on Saturday , May 23rd, 2015: **
– The aircraft crash that happened in Laughlin, Nevada on Sunday, May 17th, 2015 has taken 2 more people’s lives from injuries they had suffered bringing the death toll to 3 people dead.
According to the Clark County Coroner’s Office, 58 year old Diana Soto of Goodyear, Arizona and 64 year old Evelyn Walker of Avondale, Arizona died of burns at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 2 people who lost their lives comes days after 72 year old James Walker died at the scene of the aircraft crash in Laughlin, Nevada.
A fourth person aboard the twin engine aircraft, identified as Gregory Torres, remained in the hospital in fair condition.
The cause of the aircraft crash is still under investigation by federal authorities.
** As of 8:00pm PT on Monday, May 18th, 2015: **
– According to the National Transportation Safety Board Spokesperson Nicholas Worrel, the 4 seated Rockwell Commander 114 which was headed for Phoenix, Arizona and the pilot didn’t radio in a distress call before the crash which happened minutes after takeoff and less than 5 miles southwest of Laughlin-Bullhead International Airport in Bullhead City, Arizona.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the aircraft had been bound for Goodyear Airport in Goodyear, Arizona.
Authorities have not released the names of the person who dead and the people who were injured to the media or public, but according to the National Transportation Safety Board, all of the passengers are from Arizona.
ABC affiliate KNXV Channel 15 is reporting that a family confirms 2 of the victims who survived are retired New York Police Department Officers Gregory Torres and Diana Soto who the couple lives in Goodyear, Arizona.
** Read more about the family confirming 2 of the victims in the aircraft crash in Laughlin, Nevada at the following ABC affiliate KNXV Channel 15 website address: **
The aircraft crash sparked a brush fire which has reignited twice since it was first extinguished.
On Monday, May 18th, 2015, flames burned for several hours as black smoke filled the air that people could see around the Colorado River Tri-State area.
United States Forest Service Crews and the Bureau of Land Management fought the fire ravishing parts of Big Bend State Park in Laughlin, Nevada.
According to the Clark County Fire Department, the brush fire is at 90 percent contained, and the Big Bend State Park in Laughlin, Nevada is closed until it is safe.
Once the smoke and fire is clear out, the investigation into what may have caused the aircraft to crash will continue.
** As of 10:00pm PT on Sunday, May 17th, 2015: **
– Authorities say that a small single aircraft with at least 4 passengers on board crashed at around 6:00pm PT on Sunday, May 17th, 2015 to 4220 Needles Highway in Laughlin, Nevada killing a person, injured 3 people, and sparked a brush fire that smoke was seen for miles.
Clark County Fire Department and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department raced to the aircraft crash call at around 6:00pm PT.
Clark County Fire Department arrived to the aircraft crash scene and found the aircraft on fire.
Clark County Fire Department Firefighters worked to put out the fire to the aircraft well rescue crews worked to removed a passenger trapped inside the burning aircraft.
The fire spread to the surrounding brush which Clark County Fire Department Firefighters worked to extinguish.
Authorities had to closed Needles Highway near the aircraft crash site in Laughlin, Nevada because of the heavy smoke.
People enjoying their evening along the Colorado River captured on camera the flames from the aircraft crash fire from along the Colorado River well people from Bullhead City, Arizona to Needles, California can see the smoke cloud coming from the aircraft crash site in Laughlin, Nevada.
Pictures and videos began to post of the aircraft crash in Laughlin, Nevada onto social media.
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Clark County Fire Department Firefighters put out both the aircraft fire and brush fire well the passenger trapped inside the burning aircraft was rescued.
According to the Clark County Fire Department, a person died on the scene and at least 3 people were injured with 2 people suffered burn injuries and the third person’s injuries not immediately released.
Mercy Air and Care Flight helicopters transported the patients to area hospitals to treat injuries.
According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the small single aircraft with at least 4 passengers on board.
At this moment, authorities have not released the names involved in the aircraft crash and there is no information on what cause the aircraft to crash.
Authorities are saying that federal agencies are investigating the aircraft crash.
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