2 killed in crash of small plane

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By News and Talk Radio 840 AM

Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - Two people were killed when the small plane they were in crashed and burst into flames near the Silverton Hotel on Thursday morning.

According to the Clark County Fire Department, at approximately 9:40am, CCFD responded to a report of a plane crash near Raven Ave and Hinson St. 

Reports from first arriving law enforcement personnel were that the plane did catch fire and later exploded, and that no one was seen exiting the plane. 

The plane was a twin-engine 1974 Cessna 310R that took off from North Las Vegas Airport at 929 AM with 2 people on board.  The aircraft was airborne for 9 minutes prior to the accident.  The plane fire did extend to a nearby trailer.  CCFD mounted a fast attack on the aircraft and exposed building, which appeared to be a construction trailer.  The fire was knocked down at 1009 AM. 

There were no injuries to report or occupants inside the trailer. 

The FAA is on scene and will be conducting the investigation.