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2019-09-15 21:15:09

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A San Diego man has been identified as the second victim who died in the crash of a small private plane in Nevada.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the family of 59-year-old John McCarthy confirmed Saturday that he died in the Sept. 7 crash near Henderson Executive Airport.

Authorities say the plane had a mechanical issue shortly after takeoff and caught fire when it crashed in a desert area.

The Clark County coroner’s office has identified one victim, saying 48-year-old Lorenzo Harris of California died of thermal and blunt force injuries.

According to his family, McCarthy’s body was badly burned in the crash and that’s probably why the coroner’s office hasn’t positively identified him yet.

McCarthy worked as the director of maintenance at the California Flight Academy in El Cajon.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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