- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say a pilot is dead after the crash of a small single-seat helicopter in a remote Nevada canyon about 75 miles north of Las Vegas.

Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee tells The Associated Press a friend of the pilot witnessed the crash and summoned authorities about 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Lee says the witness reported hearing an unusual “pop” sound before the experimental-style aircraft plunged to the ground about 12 miles east of Highway 93 off Alamo Canyon Road.

The sheriff says it appeared the pilot was from St. George, Utah. His name wasn’t immediately made public.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor in Hawthorne, California, said the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide