August 20, 2014
BEATTY, Nev. (AP) - A pilot is seriously injured and his small plane destroyed by fire after crashing into power lines outside of Beatty.
Nye County Sheriff's Lt. Frank Jarvis says authorities responded to reports of a power outage and fire about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. They found the crashed plane about one mile southeast of the Beatty airport.
Jarvis says the male pilot was conscious and was airlifted to a hospital in Las Vegas with serious injuries.
Authorities with the Federal Aviation Administration say the man's Piper PA 28 plane was headed from Reno Stead Airport to Henderson.
The man's identity has not been released. Federal officials are investigating the cause of the crash.
Beatty is about 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas.