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Plane crash in Laughlin kills one, leaves two others with burns

Updated Monday, May 18, 2015 | 9:44 a.m.

A small plane carrying four people crashed in Laughlin this evening, killing one person and sending three others to hospitals, authorities said.

The crash, which was reported about 6 p.m., happened in the area of 4220 Needles Highway and the Big Bend Field, the Clark County Fire Department said in a news release.

The plane caught on fire, and one person died in the wreckage, officials said. Three others were hospitalized, including at least two with burn injuries.

The ages and genders of the people involved were not immediately available.

The plane was headed from Laughlin-Bullhead International Airport to Phoenix Goodyear Airport.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor in California said the aircraft was a four-seat Rockwell Commander.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, he said.

Brush in the area also caught fire, fire department spokesman Jeff Buchanan said.

Metro Police, the Clark County Fire Department, Mercy Air, Care Flight and emergency staff from Bullhead City responded to the crash.

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