Experimental Aircraft ‘Velocity 173 RG’ Crashes Into Las Vegas Home Killing Three

by Trendy

An experimental Velocity 173 RG rear propelled aircraft crashed into a Las Vegas home this morning instantly killing the pilot and one resident of the crashed home. Another resident of the home later died at the University Medical Centre in Las Vegas.

The velocity 173 RG aircraft was an experimental aircraft and according to FAA spokesman Ian Gregor, it can be easily built from a kit. FAA records indicate that this particular aircraft was owned by a LV resident and had been certified as fit for flying in 2002.

According to Associated Press

The pilot and one resident of the house died in the 6:28 a.m. crash, and another person in the house died after being taken to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, said a deputy fire chief, Kevin Brame.

The names of the dead were not immediately released.

Gregor characterized the rear-propeller Velocity 173 RG aircraft as “experimental,” and said it can be built from a kit. FAA records showed the aircraft was certified for flight in 2002, he said, and was owned by a Las Vegas resident. The name of the owner was not released.

Gregor said FAA and National Transportation Safety Board investigators were traveling to North Las Vegas to investigate the crash.

Here are some pictures of a Velocity 173 RG aircraft that show what the kit built aircraft looks like.

Velocity 173 RG aircraft can be built from a kit

Velocity 173 RG aircraft in Denver

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