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Patient and family member among 5 killed in Nevada medical plane crash

Five people, including a patient and a family member, were killed when a small medical plane crashed late Friday in western Nevada.

“We are very sad to report that we have now received confirmation from the Central Leon County Fire Department that none of the five people on board survived,” Care Flight said in a statement.

“The five people on board the aircraft were a pilot, a flight nurse, a flight paramedic, a patient and a family member of a patient,” the statement said.

Care Flight said the PC 12 fixed-wing aircraft went down on radar at about 9:45 a.m. local time (12:45 a.m. ET) near Stagecoach, Nev., a small town about 40 miles east of Reno and 15 miles west of Silver Springs. got out of

“Our immediate focus is helping our team members and families as well as the responding agencies,” the statement said.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the downed aircraft was located at 11:15 p.m. (2:15 a.m. ET).

Care Flight’s statement said the sheriff’s office and the Central Lyon Fire Department were coordinating with the National Transportation Safety Board to determine the cause of the accident.

NBC News has reached out to the NTSB for comment.

Care Flight said the company’s flights were grounded Saturday morning until they determined it was safe to return to service.



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