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Plane crashes at Elko Dispatch’s ‘backdoor’

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Posted at 4:21 PM, Sep 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-26 18:21:34-04

ELKO, Nev. — A small plane crashed near a dispatch center in Elko Thursday, and no one was injured.

A photo from scene taken by S. McIntosh-Harris and tweeted by the Eastern Great Basin Coordination Center, which helps coordinate resources for things like wild land fires and other incidents, shows the wreckage of the aircraft a few feet away from the dispatch center. The center stated there were no injuries.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports the aircraft was a private plane that crashed when the pilot, an Arizona man, attempted to land on a runway but was hit by a gust of wind that blew him off course. The plane was totaled.

Airport Security Manager Rick Holfheins told the Elko Daily Free Press: “It’s dangerous for small aircraft to fly in this wind.”

Click here for much more on this story from the Elko Daily Free Press.