Several cars were destroyed or damaged. Multiple explosions occurred. The flames were contained about an hour after the crash. Witnesses in the Smith’s shopping mall described a loud bang and felt the explosion as far away as Starbucks. Dr. Rodney Badger of Northeastern Nevada Cardiology said the American Medflight plane had just taken off from Elko Regional Airport with a heart patient who was being transported to the University of Utah Medical Center when the accident was produced. The aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances. Fortunately, there were no injuries on the ground. “There was not a lot left of the aircraft,” Elko Fire Chief Matt Griego said after the flames were extinguished.