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Plane headed for Nampa crashes in Nevada: 'No known survivors'

The plane was reported missing after leaving Reno earlier Thursday for Nampa, Idaho.
Credit: Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Crew boarding a helicopter to help search for the missing plane.

RENO, Nev. — A small plane believed to have two people on board that crashed in northwestern Nevada Thursday was registered in Nampa.

Authorities say that there were "no known survivors."

Ben Brandt, the president of T-Craft Aero Club of Nampa, confirmed the plane, a Cessna 182H, was a plane registered in their fleet.

According to the FAA, the plane was built in 1962.

Brandt did confirm there were casualties, but would not confirm how many or their names.

Officials said searchers found wreckage Thursday in mountains south of Pyramid Lake after the plane crashed earlier Thursday after leaving Reno for Nampa, Idaho.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office said there weren't any known survivors but didn't immediately release any information about who was aboard the missing plane.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that two people were believed to be aboard.

The Sheriff's Office said volunteers found pieces of wreckage along a ridge line near Virginia Peak.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board said they'll investigate the crash.