1 of 2 killed in Boulder City plane crash ID'd - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

1 of 2 killed in Boulder City plane crash ID'd

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A closer look of the aircraft that crashed on June 23.  (Azenith Smith/FOX5) A closer look of the aircraft that crashed on June 23. (Azenith Smith/FOX5)
BOULDER CITY, NV (FOX5) -

One of the two people killed in a small plane crash Sunday near Boulder City Airport was identified Monday as a North Las Vegas man.

According to the Clark County Coroner's office, Cody Allen Hall, 23, was one of the people who died in the incident. A cause and manner of death for Hall was pending.

Authorities did not say whether Hall was the person piloting the plane when it crashed in a desert area near the airport at about 3 p.m. Sunday.

A spokesperson with the Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot of a Beech A-45 aircraft reported engine trouble about 15 minutes before the crash occurred.

The spokesperson said the pilot crashed as he was trying to land the small plane safely. The pilot and one passenger on board died at the scene.

A pilot who spoke to FOX5 said there are a number of possible causes for engine loss, including high altitude, high temperatures, low fuel or mechanical problems.

Investigators with the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board were sent to the crash site on Monday to probe the crash, which, officials say, could take months to complete.

The crash is serving as a recall of a similar crash that happened in Boulder City last year. In May 2011, an L-39 Albatross jet taking off from the Boulder City Airport crashed in the desert.

Police said a pilot may have lost power before the crash. The incident killed two, including a passenger on board.

There was no immediate word on where the plane originated

The Clark County Coroner's office is expected to release the name of the other person who died in the crash.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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