Federal Aviation Administration

Small Plane Crash Near Truckee Tahoe Airport Leaves 2 Dead

Before the crash, the pilot reported engine problems and attempted to return to the airport, according to the FAA

A small plane crashed near the Truckee Tahoe Airport Tuesday morning, leaving two people dead and another person critically injured, according to officials.

Three people in total were on the single-engine Navion-B aircraft when it crashed just before 7:40 a.m near the Northstar Golf Course along Highway 267, which connects Interstate 80 with Lake Tahoe, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. 

After taking off from the airport around 7:30 a.m., the pilot reported engine problems and later crashed roughly one mile southeast of the airport, according to fire officials. 

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Further information was not available.

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