According to the Elko Daily Free Press, the crash of the Piper PA 31 plane occurred Friday night while the aircraft was heading for the neighboring state of Utah. The passengers on board were two doctors, a nurse and a patient, who had problems with his heart.
"There were four people on board…. It appears that everyone on the airplane died," Elko City Councilman John Patrick Rice was quoted by the media as saying.
“There was not a lot left of the aircraft,” Elko Fire Chief Matt Griego said cited by the media.
Local emergency teams and police arrived at the scene. According to local authorities, cited by the media, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate the incident.