Care Flight Plane Crash Nevada: A tragic incident took place in Nevada on Friday night, resulting in the loss of five lives, including a patient and medical personnel. According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, several calls were made to the Lyon County Dispatch Center around 9:15 p.m. regarding a possible plane crash near Stagecoach, Nevada, approximately 45 miles east of Reno.
The crashed aircraft was a PC 12 fixed-wing plane with tail number N273SM, belonging to Care Flight, a service of REMSA Health based in Reno, Nevada, and Guardian Flight, headquartered in Utah. Following the crash, both companies confirmed the incident in a statement and stated that the aircraft had gone off radar near Stagecoach, Nevada. During a news conference on Sunday, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) disclosed that the aircraft had been flying for about 14 minutes when it broke up mid-flight.
At an altitude of 19,000 feet, flight radar detected a significant rate of descent, but no distress signals were issued. The NTSB further added that the plane did not have a flight data recorder, and it was not mandatory for it to have one.