HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) — One of the victims of a deadly Henderson plane crash on Sept. 7 was identified as 48-year-old Lorenzo Abdul Harris. The coroner said the cause of death was thermal and blunt force injuries due to the accident.
Two people died and two others were seriously injured after a small single-engine plane crashed near Henderson Executive Airport.
One person was pronounced dead at the scene and four others were taken to the hospital. One of those four died at the hospital. Two of the remaining three are in serious condition.
The other person was a bystander who was trying to help. He was treated for smoke inhalation.
Officials say the plane was taking off from the airport, and had mechanical issues shortly after takeoff. They say the plane turned around and tried to return to the airport, but crash-landed just south of the airport by Volunteer Blvd. & Executive Airport Drive in an open area. That happened just before 8 pm Saturday.
A portion of Volunteer Blvd. south of the airport was closed for a few hours.
The FAA and NTSB are investigating and have yet to determine the cause of the mechanical issues.