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UPDATE: Small plane crashes near Ryndon
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UPDATE: Small plane crashes near Ryndon

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Small plane crash near base of Elko Mountain

ELKO — Emergency crews were called to the scene of a small plane crash Saturday afternoon near Ryndon.

The small, single-engine plane crashed about a quarter-mile up Elko Mountain, reported the Elko County Fire Protection District.

ECFPD’s Stations 21, Station 28, Elko County Ambulance, Ryndon VFD 82 and 52, City of Elko Fire Department and Lee Engine Co. were toned shortly after 2 p.m. The Avipro Bearhawk was piloted by an Elko man on a private flight, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

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“Aircraft crashed into a hillside due to unknown circumstances,” the FAA stated.

“The plane occupant walked out of the scene with minimal injuries,” stated Elko County Fire.

Damage to the plane was listed as “substantial.”

It was the first reported crash since last April, when three members of an Arizona family died when their plane went down in eastern Elko County during a trip to Twin Falls.

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