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2 killed as small airplane crashes south of Las Vegas

Updated Saturday, April 30, 2016 | 6:38 p.m.

Two people were killed when a small, single-engine aircraft crashed about 70 miles south of Las Vegas, according to Metro Police.

A Metro search-and-rescue crew and the Clark County Fire Department responded to Nipton Road west of Searchlight, near the California state line, about 5 p.m. The aircraft’s two occupants were dead when units arrived, Metro said.

The aircraft was an Extra EA-300, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said.

The National Transportation Safety Board is taking over the investigation, Metro said. More details were not immediately available.

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