Alaska, Nevada Plane Crashes This Week Kill 7 Total
Plane crashes in Nevada and Alaska this week leaves seven individuals dead.
The first crash occurred on Tuesday, August 30 at a Nevada RV park when the plane plunged nose first killing two individuals on board. The Beechcraft A36 crashed just a half-mile from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Numerous RVs and vehicles were damaged due to a fire caused by the crash. The 164-space RV park was evacuated by firefighters. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating to determine the exact cause of the fatal accident.
The names of the victims were not made public.
The plane was registered to Venture Aviation Services, a company in Reno. Calls to individuals listed as connected with the company went to a disconnected line and an apparent fax number.
On Wednesday, September 1, approximately 375 miles west of Anchorage, Alaska, two planes collided midair killing five people. The two planes involved were a Renfro’s Alaskan Adventures Piper PA-18 Super Cub and a Hageland Aviation Cessna 208 Caravan. Reports show that the skies were clear. The NTSB and FAA are trying to determine the cause of the crash.
Another plane spotted the wreckage in an area of dense vegetation. Hageland had already been under scrutiny due to a number of crashes in 2013 and 2014, but an investigator for NTSB said the troubles were a thing of the past and improvements had been made.