Northern California

2 People Killed in Single-Engine Plane Crash Near South Lake Tahoe Home

Two people were killed Saturday evening when a single-engine plane crashed next to a house in Northern California shortly after takeoff, according to authorities.

Lake Tahoe Airport director Sherry Miller said the Beech 35 Bonanza, which crashed at about 5:40 p.m., sparked a fire on a side of the house in South Lake Tahoe, which was quickly extinguished.

The Federal Aviation Administration records showed that the plane was built in 1956 and registered to 73-year-old Conrad Yu of Oakley. 

The two-story house is less than a mile from the airport, in a semi-rural neighborhood surrounded by pine trees, she said. 

Miller said two people and a dog inside the home got out safely and no one on the ground was hurt. However, she said she didn't know the identities of the victims or the plane's destination.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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