One Dead in Dayton Plane Crash

BD-4 airplane similar to the one that crashed in Dayton/Photo courtesy Armchair Aviator
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DAYTON, NV - One person is dead in the crash of a small plane Tuesday in Dayton.

Ian Gregor with the Federal Aviation Administration says an airborne pilot spotted the wreckage of a single-engine, homebuilt BD-4 a half-mile west of the Dayton Valley Airpark around 2:40PM. The plane was upside down.

Lyon County Sheriff’s deputies at the scene are reporting there was one person on board who was killed. There's no word of anyone else there, but Lyon County fire investigators say no one was treated or transported to a hospital.

The name of the person who was killed has not been released, but according to the FAA registry website, the plane belongs to Don Phillips of Dayton. That's based on the tail number, N11DV.

There's no word yet specifically when the crash happened.

The crash on BLM land is being investigated by the FAA and NTSB.