Three dead in plane crash at Reno Airport

A piper Cherokee plane took off at 6:15pmPT at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and crashed into an airport parking lot, airport spokesman Brian Kulpin tells CNN.  The aircraft experienced and unknown issue that resulted in the crash.  

Three people died onboard, but no one was injured on the ground.  The single engine plane seats three.  

Despite the crash, the airport remained fully operational, Kulpin said.  About 10-15 cars were damaged from the crash and about 75-100 cars are within the debris field.  Our parking lots were majorly impacted and many people will not be able to get their cars today if they are located in the debris field, says the spokesman.  The airport is providing accommodations to those who cannot access their vehicles. 

The FAA and NTSB are investigating.

A piper Cherokee plane took off at 6:15pmPT at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and crashed into an airport parking lot, airport spokesman Brian Kulpin tells CNN. The aircraft experienced and unknown issue that resulted in the crash. Three people died onboard, but no one was injured on the ground. The single engine plane seats three. Despite the crash, the airport remained fully operational, Kulpin said. About 10-15 cars were damaged from the crash and about 75-100 cars are within the debris field. Our parking lots were majorly impacted and many people will not be able to get their cars today if they are located in the debris field, says the spokesman. The airport is providing accommodations to those who cannot access their vehicles. The FAA and NTSB are investigating.

(CNN) — A plane carrying three people crashed at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport Sunday evening, killing all on board, according to an airport spokesperson.

The piper Cherokee plane, which seats three, took off at the airport when it experienced an unknown issue causing it to crash into cars parked at the airport’s parking lot, airport spokesman Brian Kulpin told CNN.

No one on the ground was injured, but at least 15 cars were damaged.

Despite the crash, the airport remained fully operational, says Kulpin.

The parking lot where the plane crashed remains closed and some 75-100 cars lie within the debris field. Owners will not be allowed to access their vehicles due to the ongoing investigation.

The identities of the victims were not available.

The FAA and NTSB are investigating the crash.