Four people, including one Navy SEAL and two sailors based in Coronado, were rushed to the hospital Sunday after a small plane crashed outside of Las Vegas Sunday.
Authorities say the single-engine Piper PA-28 Cherokee crashed around 1:20 p.m. about three miles south of the Henderson Executive Airport. A fire ignited after the crash, and the plane is a total loss, said Clark County Department of Aviation spokesman Paul Bobson.
All four occupants were transported to the hospital, city spokeswoman Kathleen Richards said. Two had critical burns, and the other two had injuries that were not life-threatening. All are expected to survive.
The three service members on board are assigned to commands in Naval Special Warfare at Coronado, according to Lt. Cmdr. Mark Walton, a spokesman for the command.
“At this point right now, it’s about supporting those members,” said Walton, “make sure they get the care they need and make sure the families get the support they need.”
Officials are not releasing the names of those involved or the specifics on their injuries.
The flight was not connected to the Navy, according to Walton, as the service members were on leave. According to Bobson, the aircraft was traveling to Southern California and was not based at the airport.
It was not clear what caused the crash, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board were investigating.
According to the FAA's online database, the plane is registered to Jody Stuckey, of Virginia Beach, Virginia.