Pilot hurt in crash of small plane at Carson airport

Published: Mar. 1, 2017 at 1:42 PM PST
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The pilot of a small plane was flown to Renown Regional Medical Center Wednesday after his plane went down in Carson City.

Sheriff Ken Furlong says it happened about 12:50PM March 1, 2017. The pilot, a Carson resident, had just taken off from the Carson airport but turned around and crashed at the north side of the airport. He was the only person on board.

No status about his condition has been released, but Furlong says he was conscious when he was taken to Renown.

There is no word yet regarding why he turned around or what led to the Viking 2-seater to crash.

The airport was temporarily closed during investigation and cleanup, but has since reopened.