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Plane in Fatal Crash Belonged to Vegas Stunt-Flying Company

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A single-engine plane that crashed and killed two people was owned by a Las Vegas-area tourism company that lets customers feel what it's like to be a fighter pilot.

 

Plane Crash

 

Henderson, Nevada, airport spokeswoman Linda Healey told the Las Vegas Sun on Sunday that the aircraft belonged to Sky Combat Ace.

 

The company, which also operates in San Diego, allows customers to fly stunt planes with instructors' supervision.

 

Healey says the plane took off from Henderson on Saturday afternoon before crashing near the small town of Jean, Nevada. Emergency crews found the plane's two occupants dead.

 

Officials haven't said whether an instructor or passenger was controlling the plane. National Weather Service meteorologists say the plane was flying in bad weather as thunderstorms dominated the area.

 

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

 

 

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