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Plane Crashes Near Texas Station Casino

LAS VEGAS -- A plane crashed near Texas Station at about 5 p.m. today. The plane, a Dragonfly Mark II registered out of Las Vegas, came to a rest on the west side of Rancho Blvd. just south or Coran Lane.

According to Capt. Cedric Williams with the North Las Vegas Fire Department, the plane had two people on board when it crashed. One person was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The second refused treatment.

Authorities say the small experimental plane had just taken off from the North Las Vegas Airport. Only minutes later it somehow lost all it's power. "Ending up coming down, striking a wire to a telephone pole, crossing about six lanes of traffic," said Lt. Joe Ojeda with Las Vegas Metro Police.

But before the plane made a crash landing, it also hit Candice Porter's SUV. "It felt like something had fallen onto my roof, actually, but it was the tail of that aircraft that clipped it," she said. "It could have been worse. He could have hit the front end of my truck."

There was also a fuel leak on the plane after it crashed, but authorities say because of the fast response, they were able to quickly take care of it.

Metro has wrapped up with their part of the investigation. It will now be turned over to the National Transportation Safety Board.