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Names of both men killed in Sunday plane crash released

The Clark County coroner’s office has released the second name of the victims in Sunday’s single-engine plane crash west of the city airport.

Joseph Joseph Edwards, a 41-year-old male from Las Vegas, died from blunt force trauma from the accident, which happened around 3 p.m.

Cody Hall, a 23-year-old from North Las Vegas, died from similar injuries. His name was released Tuesday.

The coroner’s office did not say who was flying the privately-owned plane.

The pair died after the Beechcraft A45 crashed about a mile west of the Boulder City Municipal Airport.

The two men were Nevada Army National Guard soldiers, a National Guard spokesman told the Review-Journal on Tuesday.

Edwards was a sergeant 1st class and Hall a private first class were killed when the Beechcraft A45 were off duty Sunday, according to National Guard spokesman Sgt. 1st Class Erick Studenicka.

Studenicka said the civilian plane had military markings painted on its fuselage but did not belong to the U.S. military.

According to the Review-Journal, Edwards and Hall were assigned to the 1st Detachment, Bravo Company, 3rd/140th Security and Support, a small Nevada National Guard helicopter unit based at the North Las Vegas Airport. The detachment flies OH-58, observational helicopter. Their mission includes entails reconnaissance, surveillance and intelligence gathering and is often used in support of civilian law enforcement agencies.

Studenicka said Edwards and Hall were not helicopter pilots with the detachment. Hall was an aircraft electrician specialist and Edwards was a helicopter repairman.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.

 
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