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UPDATE: Coroner identifies pilot of plane that crashed Oct. 29

Plane may have been headed to San Diego
Posted at 10:15 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 13:59:00-05

DEC. 2 UPDATE: The Clark County Coroner has identified the second person and pilot of the plane as 73-year-old Robert Golo from San Diego.

NOV. 6 UPDATE: The Clark County Office of Coroner/Medical Examiner has identified the passenger of a plane crash that occurred on Oct. 29, as Tyrone Cabalar, age 35. Mr. Cabalar’s city of residence is unknown at this time. The cause and manner of his death are pending further testing.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- The Clark County Fire Department and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department are responding to a small plane crash in the southwest area of the valley.

The plane crashed near Raven Avenue and Hinson Street, which is near Pebble Road and Valley View Boulevard.

The plane caught fire after crashing.

Breaking News in Las Vegas on Oct. 29

The Federal Aviation Administration says it was a twin-engine 1974 Cessna 310R with two people on board. Both people were killed, according to a representative of the Clark County Fire Department.

CCFD says that witnesses told them that they observed the plane flying very low and then heard the crash after it disappeared from sight. The plane took off from the North Las Vegas airport at 9:29 a.m. and crashed at 9:38 a.m.

“A calm day. Everything was normal. A loud crash and a plane crashed beside me about 200 yards away," said witness Joey Jux.

Jux says he was hanging with friends in a nearby neighborhood when they saw a plane fly low, before hearing a loud explosion.

“I thought there was a car wreck directly outside. That’s how loud it sounded. It was like a head-on collision right where I was standing,” Jux said.

He says as the plane flew low, his friend heard a sputtering noise, and what sounded like one of the engine’s malfunctioning.

“This plane was like… its nose was up. So, it looks like it was trying to stay up,” Jux said.

The plane crashed into a block wall at a construction site. A man named Bruce Langston said he was in a trailer on the construction site at the time and the crash sounded "awful."

Langston told members of the media that the plane was a "giant fireball" and there was nothing that he could do. He also said he was the owner of the property of where the crash occurred.

The FAA says it believes the plane was en route to Gillespie Field Airport in San Diego, California. The FAA will release the tail number of the aircraft after investigators verify it at the accident site.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will continue their investigation, with the NTSB in charge of the investigation and determining probable cause of the accident.



This is a developing story. Check back for updates.