Plane crashes near Carson; all occupants unharmed

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Updated: 5/15/2013 11:28 pm
UPDATE 11:10pm: According to Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong the pilot was taking two passengers for a tour of the area when the plane went down around 2:40p.m. on May 15, 2013, just three miles Northeast of Spooner Summit.

The pilot and both passengers walked away without a scratch, which according to Sheriff Furlong is very uncommon for a Cessna type aircraft, "This has to be an amazing feat."

The cause of the accident is not known at this time and the FAA is investigating. The identities of the three people on board are not being released at this time. 

While there is no word on the cause of the accident, News 4 spoke with Bill Schroeder, a Master Certified Flight Instructor. Schroeder says at the time the plane went down, winds were traveling at 31 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 miles per hour, which can cause moderate turbulence for an aircraft that size.

We will bring you more on this story as the details become available.

News 4 on scene of plane crash (News 4 Photographer Brett Setterfield)
News 4 on scene of plane crash (News 4 Photographer Brett Setterfield)
CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & — A Cessna 182 has crashed in the mountains about three miles due northeast of Spooner Summit at about 2:45pm, according to Sheriff Ken Furlong.

Furlong says there were three people onboard and no one was injured. Rescue crews are on scene extracting all passengers from area.

FAA is in route to the scene.

There is no word as of yet of where the flight originated from.

UPDATE - 3:13PM - Sources tell us the aircraft is a Cessna 182. There is an active search underway.

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Nev. (KRNV & -- A plane has crashed near Spooner Summit, according to a Douglas County PIO.

News 4 has a crew on the scene and will bring you the latest as soon as we know it.

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sumpthiscom - 5/16/2013 5:19 AM
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Is the preflight procedure flawed? Can undetectable water hide in the fuel tank? Can a pilot preform a proper preflight and not see any water in his sump cup?

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