Small plane crashes, killing 4

May 23, 2009 12:58:07 PM PDT
Federal officials say a small plane has crashed while approaching the airport in the northern Nevada town of Fallon, killing all four people on board. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the twin-engine Cessna 320 crashed and burst into flames Friday about a mile from the runway after a flight from Fresno, Calif.

Witnesses told authorities that the plane appeared to be in distress and maneuvering erratically shortly before the crash.

The National Weather Service said wind was gusting up to 40 mph at the time.

The crash was being investigated by the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board.

Fallon is an agricultural and ranching town about 60 miles east of Reno.

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