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Passenger in San Diego-bound plane that crashed near Las Vegas identified

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Posted at 6:14 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 21:14:27-05

(KGTV) — Clark County officials have identified the passenger of a plane that crashed in the Las Vegas area shortly after takeoff to San Diego.

The county's Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner says 35-year-old Tyrone Cabalar was killed in the crash on Oct. 29, according to KTNV, ABC 10News' Scripps sister station in Las Vegas.

Cabalar was one of two people aboard the twin-engine 1974 Cessna 310R when it went down minutes after taking off from North Las Vegas Airport.

The pilot of the plane, which was heading to Gillespie Field in San Diego, has not been identified.

RELATED: FAA: Small plane heading to San Diego crashes in Las Vegas

On Oct. 29 the plane crashed at about 9:30 a.m. near Raven Avenue and Hinson Street, several miles southwest of the Las Vegas Strip. Witnesses told the Clark County Fire Department they saw the plane flying low before hearing the crash and describing an "awful" sound and a giant "fireball."

First responders say the plane struck the wall of a construction site and burst into flames.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and FAA continue to investigate the incident.