‘It was awful,’ witness describes plane crash in south Las Vegas that killed 2 people

Local News

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two people are dead after a crash involving a small airplane in south Las Vegas.

The Clark County Fire Department responded to reports of the crash around 9:45 a.m. The plane went down at Raven Avenue and Hinson Street, near Pebble Road and South Valley View Boulevard.

Clark County Fire officials said the plane struck a wall near a construction trailer. Inside that trailer was Bruce Langson who is building a home on the site.

“I heard a thud, crash and then a gigantic ball of flames, fuel splashed over my trailer,” he said.

FAA records show the plane is a 1974 twin-engine Cessna 310 and took off from the North Las Vegas airport around 9:30 a.m. and was headed for Gillespie Field Airport in San Diego. The plane was in the air for nine minutes before it crashed.

Langson described hearing the plane right before the crash saying it sounded like a very low-flying helicopter.

Small plane crash near Pebble Road and South Valley View Boulevard on Oct. 29, 2020. (Photo credit: Barbara Morris)

After he fled from his trailer, he realized it was a plane engulfed in a giant fireball and there was nothing he could do to help the pilot and passenger.

“It looked like a movie scene from the worst war movie you’ve ever seen,” he said.

The FAA will conduct an investigation of the crash. 

The video below was sent in by 8 News Now viewer, Treyy Johnson, who was in the area.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

Trending Stories