ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An Elko, Nevada, police lieutenant says an air-ambulance flight that crashed after taking off from the Elko airport apparently had mechanical troubles.
Three crew members and a patient were killed in the Friday night crash in an employee parking lot of a mining company. Nobody on the ground was injured.
According to the Elko Daily Free Press, police Lt. Rich Genseal says the twin-engine plane of Reno-based American Medflight apparently “experienced mechanical problems.”
Genseal says the plane was climbing after taking off on a flight for Salt Lake City when it lost altitude and crashed.