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Plane Crashes in Nev.; All Survive

March 15, 2002

RENO, Nev. (AP) _ A private plane crashed into the roof of a two-story building just short of the airport in snowy conditions. All six people aboard the twin-engine King Air 200 survived.

``They were very fortunate. The plane severed a sprinkler line, which doused the fuel to keep a fire from starting up,″ Fire Capt. Dale Kiriaze said Wednesday.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jerry Snyder said there had been no radio communication to indicate any problems before the crash.

Airport spokesman Adam Mayberry said the snow had made visibility poor.

The airport was closed to incoming flights for almost two hours. One flight was canceled and four were delayed.

The plane was returning from a business trip to Colorado and the pilot had planned to land in Truckee, Calif., but diverted to Reno because of the weather in the Sierra.

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