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Three injured following Burning Man plane crash

A small aircraft crashed after leaving the site

Three people have been injured after a small plane crashed leaving Burning Man, Fox 11 Reno reports.

The incident took place on Monday the 26th August during the afternoon when the plane, a Mooney M20 Ranger, crashed into a fence near Reno-Stead Airport in Nevada.

One person on board the aircraft was seriously injured and two people sustained minor injuries.

A 61-year-old man died in a head-on crash near Gerlach, Nevada, on Sunday the 25th August, which caused hours of tailgate queues for the festival, with police asking people traveling to Burning Man to consider waiting if they had not left Interstate 80.

The festival takes place from August the 25th to September the 2nd and welcomes 80,000 people each year.

Earlier this year, Burning Man announced it would resist government sanctioned searches of all attendees.