Pilot Declared Emergency Before Boulder City Plane Crash | News
The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report on the plane crash near Boulder City that killed two Nevada Army National Guardsmen.
The report, which was released Monday, shows that on Sunday, June 23 the pilot, Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Edwards radioed Las Vegas to request priority handling because an engine chip light had come on.
Shortly after that, the pilot stated he had lost a cylinder, declared an emergency and was going to try to land at Boulder City Municipal Airport.
The plane then crashed, leaving a debris path about 80 feet long and 80 feet wide. The front of Beech A45 aircraft was heavy damaged.
Edwards and his passenger, Pfc. Cody Hall, 23 of North Las Vegas, were both killed. They were flying from Chandler, Arizona to North Las Vegas Airport. They were not on military business.