Plane may have been headed to San Diego

By: Joyce Lupiani

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County Fire Department and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department are responding to a small plane crash in the southwest area of the valley.

The plane crashed near Raven Avenue and Hinson Street, which is near Pebble Road and Valley View Boulevard.

The plane caught fire after crashing.

The Federal Aviation Administration says it was a twin-engine 1974 Cessna 310R with two people on board. Both people were killed, according to a representative of the Clark County Fire Department.

CCFD says that witnesses told them that they observed the plane flying very low and then heard the crash after it disappeared from sight. The plane took off from the North Las Vegas airport at 9:29 a.m. and crashed at 9:38 a.m.

The plane crashed into block wall at a construction site. A man named Bruce Langston said he was in a trailer on the construction site at the time and the crash sounded “awful.” Langston told members of the media that the plane was a giant “fireball” and there was nothing that he could do.

Langston claimed that he is the owner of the property.

The FAA says it believes the plane was en route to Gillespie Field Airport in San Diego, California. The FAA will release the tail number of the aircraft after investigators verify it at the accident site. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will determine the probable cause of the accident.