Plane Carrying 4 Crashes, Causing Explosions Near Casino

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ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A Federal Aviation Administration spokes says a plane carrying four people crashed Friday evening in Elko, Nevada.

Allen Kenitzer says the Piper PA 31 airplane crashed under unknown circumstances.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports that the plane crashed into the Barrick Gold Corp. parking lot, causing multiple explosions and sending up flames near a busy casino.

More information on the plane’s occupants was not immediately available. There were no ground injuries.

The FAA and the NTSB will investigate.

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