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Fatal Henderson plane crash victim identified

GoFundMe created for pilot of plane
Posted at 1:59 PM, Sep 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-10 23:03:55-04

HENDERSON (KTNV) — The Clark County coroner has identified one of the victims of the fatal plane crash on Saturday night.

UPDATE: Residents talk about seeing plane crash near Henderson airport

The victim has been identified as 48-year-old Lorenzo Abdul Harris of California. His cause of death is listed as blunt force trauma and thermal trauma.

Additionally, a GoFundMe has been created for Thomas William Craig VIII, who is believed to have been the pilot of the small plane that crashed after taking off from Henderson Executive Airport.

According to the page, Craig suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns on nearly 75% of his body.

As of 1:45 p.m. Sept. 10, almost $47,000 has been raised.

The GoFundMe page indicates that Craig was helped by the Good Samaritan, who was also hospitalized briefly for smoke inhalation.

Craig will require multiple surgeries and will be in Las Vegas for some time. The GoFundMe is asking for contributions to cover the lodging and daily expenses of family members while they are with Craig in Las Vegas.