2 hurt in skydiving plane crash in Mesquite

Dec 19 2011 - 12:47pm

MESQUITE, Nev. -- Authorities are investigating after a small airplane from a Mesquite skydiving business crash landed and left two people with minor injuries.

Mesquite police spokesman Jeffrey Smith tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal (http://bit.ly/vmFUTV ) the Cessna 208 skidded off the end of the runway at Mesquite Municipal Airport about 12:30 p.m. Saturday. It came to rest on the 17th hole of the Canyons Golf Course.

The pilot was taken to Mesa View Hospital for treatment of cuts on his face.

The passenger was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The aircraft was operating for Skydive Mesquite, the same company involved in a fatal fall Oct. 9 involving a 60-year-old skydiving instructor and his 75-year-old tandem jumping student.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

 

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