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Plane Crash Reported In Elko, Nevada.

An small airplane crashed into the parking lot of a business in Elko, Nevada, causing a series of explosions Friday night, the Federal Aviation Administration (https://www.ksl.com/?sid=42265871&nid=148) confirmed.

Investigators (http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2016/11/18/plane-crashes-into-elk-parking-lot-bursts-into-flame/) said  four people were on board the Piper PA 31 when it crashed into the parking lot of the Barrick Gold Corp. on Mountain City Highway, which could be seen consumed in flames as locals were evacuated from the area. There have been no reports of casualties.

An employee at the Gold Dust Casino told (http://fox13now.com/2016/11/18/photo-shows-fiery-scene-after-apparent-plane-crash-in-elko-nevada/) Fox 13 News  a plane crashed into the parking lot, which is next door to the casino and a short distance from Elko Regional Airport. There were also reports of people being evacuated from nearby homes and businesses after the explosions. Several vehicles also caught fire.

Emergency personnel along with the Elko fire, ambulance, and police arrived at the scene soon after the reported crash. Aspen and Cimarron ways as well as the Mountain City Highway were closed and Barrick buses were rerouted to an alternate parking lot on Idaho Street, Elko Daily Free Press (http://elkodaily.com/news/local/mountain-city-highway-closed-due-to-airplane-crash-in-barrick/article_b17a144b-a567-5352-90cb-6e0e10611808.html?utm_content=bufferccb07&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=LEEDCC) reported.

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Publication:International Business Times - US ed.
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Date:Nov 19, 2016
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