Fri, Aug 22, 2008
Pilot Was Unable To Gain Altitude
ANN REALTIME UPDATE 08.22.08 1210
MDT: North Las Vegas Fire Chief Kevin Brame tells CNN a
third victim of the Friday morning crash of a homebuilt Velocity
aircraft has died from their injuries, after being rushed to an
area hospital in critical condition.
The victim was inside the home the plane impacted just before
0630 local time Friday morning. Another occupant of the home died
in the crash and post-impact fire, as did the plane's pilot.
The crash site is approximately 1/2 mile southeast of North Las
0910 MDT: At least two people were killed when
an experimental aircraft impacted a home in North Las Vegas, NV
early Friday morning.
Local media reports the pilot of a Velocity 173RG was lost, in
addition to one person inside the home. A second person on the
ground was taken to University Medical Center in Las Vegas in
FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said the plane crashed at 0628 local
time Friday, shortly after takeoff from North Las Vegas Airport
(VGT). The pilot radioed mayday to the VGT before the plane went
down, telling controllers he was unable to gain altitude.
The impact sparked a fire, that emergency crews were able to
Gregor told The Seattle Times the accident aircraft (similar to
type shown below) was approved by the FAA in 2002, and was owned by
a Las Vegas resident.
ANN will update this story as more information becomes
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