A patient and his family member were among the five people killed when a small medical plane crashed in western Nevada late Friday, the flight operator said.
“We are heartbroken to report that we have now received confirmation from the Central Lyon County Fire Department that none of the five people on board survived,” Care Flight said in a statement.
«The five people on board were a pilot, a flight nurse, a flight paramedic, a patient and a family member of the patient,» the statement added.
Care Flight said the PC 12 fixed-wing aircraft went off radar at about 9:45 p.m. local time (12:45 a.m. ET) near Stagecoach, Nevada, a small town about 40 miles east of Reno and 15 miles west of Silver Springs.
«Our immediate focus is to assist our team members and their families, as well as responding agencies,» the statement added.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the downed plane was located at 11:15 p.m. (2:15 a.m. ET).
The Care Flight statement said the Central Lyon Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department were coordinating with the National Transportation Safety Board to determine the cause of the crash.
NBC News has reached out to the NTSB for comment.
Care Flight added that the entire company’s flights were halted on Saturday morning until they determined it was safe to return to service.