Care Flight medical aircraft crash in Stagecoach, Nevada leaves 5 dead: report

Authorities are investigating a plane crash in Stagecoach, Nevada, that left at least five people dead, officials said.

Lyon County Sheriff’s Office deputies said the aircraft was operated by Care Flight, a service of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority Health, headquartered in Reno. Stagecoach is about 40 miles east of Reno.

“On February 24, 2023, at approximately 09:15 p.m., the Lyon County Dispatch Center received multiple calls of a possible aircraft crash in Stagecoach, Nevada,” Sheriff Brad Pope said.

The plane, later identified as a PC 12 fixed-wing aircraft, was carrying five passengers, including a pilot, a flight nurse, a flight paramedic, and a patient, according to KOLO 8’s Freixys Casado. There were no survivors, she said.