Two Nevada guardsmen killed in Boulder City plane crash
Joseph Edwards Image by COURTESY PHOTO
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Two members of the Nevada National Guard were killed during the plane crash that took place near Boulder City on Sunday.
The Clark County coroner has identified the men killed as 23-year-old Cody Allen Hall from North Las Vegas and 41-year-old Joseph Edwards from Las Vegas.
Both guardsmen were assigned to Detachment 1, Bravo Company, based at the North Las Vegas Airport.
Neither soldier was in military status at the time of the crash and the aircraft involved was not a military aircraft.
The plane was owned by a Henderson-based company named Jet Test & Transport and had been recently taken in for service.
The circumstances around the crash are still unclear. The crash is being investigated by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.
Gov. Brian Sandoval made the following statement:
"I was saddened to hear of the deaths of Nevada Army National Guard Soldiers Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Edwards IV and Pfc. Cody Allen Hall in what appears to be an airplane crash in Boulder City on Sunday. Though Sgt. Edwards and Pfc. Hall were flying in a civilian capacity, they were both members of our greater Nevada family. Kathleen and I, along with the entire Nevada National Guard, extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sgt. Edwards and Pfc. Hall. Each man stepped forward to serve his state and our country and their loss will be felt throughout Nevada."