Crash at Mesquite Municipal Airport Sends One to UMC Hospital in Las Vegas

MESQUITE, NV – A small aircraft crashed at Mesquite Municipal Airport on Friday afternoon, leading to one occupant being transported to UMC Hospital in Las Vegas by Mercy Air. Mesquite Fire and Rescue Captain Spencer Lewis confirmed that units were dispatched to the airport at approximately 3:15 p.m. The small plane was found flipped upside down on the landing runway, and one adult man was flown by Mercy Air to the hospital after crashing near their substation.

Mesquite Police Department Sgt. Wyatt Oliver stated that there is no criminal investigation, with the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board taking over the investigation. While airport manager Richard Glick declined to provide commentary on the incident, the airport was temporarily closed but was expected to reopen shortly. The cause of the crash is known but cannot be released at this time, and the identity of the transported man also remains undisclosed.

As more information is forthcoming due to the ongoing investigation, this article will be updated to provide a comprehensive understanding of the circumstances surrounding the incident.