The five passengers included a pilot, a flight nurse, a flight paramedic, and a patient. Authorities are investigating a plane crash in Stagecoach, Nevada, that left at least five people dead, officials said.
Multiple agencies are responding to what appears to be a crash of a Care Flight aircraft in Stagecoach, according to Lyon County dispatch. Debris from the crash have been located on a property off of Iron Mountain near Stagecoach. Responders are actively searching for debris from the flight. If you locate any debris, please do not handle it and call 911 to report its location.
Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Deputies said the plane was operated by Care Flight, a service of Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority Health, headquartered in Reno. Stagecoach is located about 40 miles east of Reno.
The incident occurred at approximately 9:15 p.m. when the Lyon County Dispatch Center began receiving multiple calls regarding a possible plane crash near Stagecoach, Nevada — about 45 miles east of Reno, according to a statement from the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.
The plane, later identified as a PC 12 fixed-wing aircraft, was carrying five passengers, including a pilot, a flight nurse, a flight paramedic, and a patient, according to KOLO 8’s Freixys Casado. There were no survivors, she said.
REMSA Health, an emergency medical services provider, also confirmed the accident and said it was notifying the family members of the deceased.