Emergency care flight to hospital crashes in Nevada desert and kills all five on board: Victims are patient, patient’s relative, nurse, paramedic and pilot
- The medical services airplane crashed near Stagecoach, Nevada Friday night
- Central Lyon County Fire Department confirmed that there were no survivors
- Care Flight, airline service of REMSA, announced they were ‘heartbroken’
A medical services airplane en route to a hospital crashed in the Nevada desert and killed a patient, the patient’s relative, a nurse and paramedic.
Friday night’s tragedy in the town of Stagecoach, 25 miles southeast of Reno, also saw the pilot killed. The flight was operated by Care Flight, who have yet to identify any of those killed.
When contacted by DailyMail.com Saturday, they also refused to share details of the dead patient’s condition that necessitated the flight. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined, with an investigation ongoing.
On Saturday morning, Care Flight, the airline service of REMSA – the Regional Emergency Services Authority – announced the devastating news on their Facebook revealing that their PC 12 fixed wing aircraft with tail number N273SM had ‘gone off radar’ around 9:45pm and that everyone aboard had died.
The company wrote that they were utterly ‘heartbroken.’
‘We are in the process of notifying their family members,’ the statement said. ‘Our immediate focus is helping our team members and families, as well as the responding agencies.’
Emergency responders were first alerted by many who called around 9:15pm about a plane crashing and around 11:15 pm is when authorities located the aircraft. No one had survived
A photo of a PC 12 fixed aircraft -the same plane- that crashed on Friday night in the Nevada desert killing all passengers aboard
Authorities in Lyon County were alerted to the plane crash after receiving numerous calls around 9:15pm, CNN reported.
First responders from Lyon and Douglas counties responded and approximately two hours later, around 11:15pm, located the plane.
The cause of the crash is still unknown but, the Central Lyon Fire Department and Lyon County Sheriff’s Department are working with the National Transportation Safety Board to determine the cause which they said is under investigation, Care Flight said.
An official at the site of Friday night’s deadly crash that happened near Stagecoach, Nevada
Care Flight, the airline service of REMSA – the Regional Emergency Services Authority – announced the devastating news on their Facebook. The company is now in a ‘passive stand down’ for all their flights across the company
REMSA Health issued this post at 3:32 am
Dale Miller, communication supervisor for REMSA and Care Flight told DailyMail.com that they were getting several calls since the incident and could not comment on whether all the victims have been identified yet.
‘We are working on assembling the information and the investigation is still in process,’ he said.
Miller also added that under HIPAA they are not able to disclose the hospital and what medical condition the patient – on the doomed flight – was being transferred for.
REMSA Health is in a ‘passive stand down’ for all their flights across the company.
The company that provides ground emergency services said they are working with each of their operations to determine when services may resume.