The Care Flight plane crash in Nevada has resulted in the tragic loss of all 5 passengers on board the medical aircraft.
According to Lyon County Sheriff’s Office deputies, the flight was operated by Care Flight, a service of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority Health.
Stagecoach is about 40 miles east of Reno.
“On February 24, 2023, at approximately 09:15 p.m., the Lyon County Dispatch Center received multiple calls of a possible aircraft crash in Stagecoach, Nevada,” Sheriff Brad Pope said.
Freixys Casado of KOLO 8 reported that the plane was carrying five passengers, including a flight nurse, a paramedic, a patient, and a pilot. Unfortunately, there were no survivors of the Care flight plane crash in Nevada.
There were no survivors of the Care flight plane crash in Nevada, she said.
“At approximately 11:15 p.m., the aircraft was located,” Pope said. “This is still an ongoing incident and investigation.”
REMSA Health confirmed the plane crash and said it was notifying family members of the deceased.
“Care Flight, a service of REMSA Health, headquartered in Reno, Nevada, and Guardian Flight, headquartered in Utah, can confirm that a PC 12 fixed-wing aircraft, tail number N273SM, went off radar Friday, February 24, at approximately 9:45 p.m., near Stagecoach, Nevada,” the health provider said.
“Our immediate focus is helping our team members and families, as well as the responding agencies… As is Guardian and Care Flight’s safety process in these situations, we are in a passive stand down for all Guardian and Care Flight flights across the company,” REMSA Health said.
“We will work with each of our operations to ascertain when they are able to return to service,” REMSA Health added.
REMSA Health’s new fixed-wing program covers approximately 50,000 square miles of California and Nevada, and provides services for 11 states across the western United States, its website says.
The plane identified on their website is a Pilatus PC-12/45.
The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.