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Vegas police working with federal, local agencies on plane crash investigation

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Posted at 8:06 PM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 14:30:38-05

UPDATE NOV. 27: The FAA has released the tail number of the plane that is believed to have crashed on Gass Peak on Tuesday night.

The tail number is N7GA and is registered to Baron Von Speed LLC of Las Vegas. The FAA's website says that the "aircraft crashed unknown circumstances and there was a post crash fire."

The plane is a Cirrus/SR22, similar to the one below.

Las Vegas police confirmed Wednesday morning that search efforts are unlikely today because of weather conditions.

The plane crashed on Gass Peak, which has an elevation of 6,943 (about 4,900 feet above the valley). A temporary flight restriction has been put in place to prevent other aircraft from flying over the search area.

LVMPD said it will continue to work with federal and local agencies during the recovery, and investigative efforts with the NTSB.

The Clark County Coroner's office will release the identification of the victims once family has been notified.

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Las Vegas police say a search and rescue helicopter has determined a small aircraft crash north of the valley is "not survivable" and there will be no rescue efforts at this time.

The crash happened shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday near Gass Peak.

Three people were believed to be on board at the time of the crash, according to the FAA. The agency says it was a a single-engine Cirrus SR22 that crashed under unknown circumstances.

A multi-agency investigation begins Wednesday.

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