Sacto 9-1-1
September 21, 2011
Airplane crashes at Truckee airport

Tahoe Plane Crash.JPEG-0435.JPGAn airplane crashed on departure from the Truckee-Tahoe Airport this morning.

The twin-engine Piper Aztec aircraft crashed about 9:20 a.m. and burned on the airport grounds, according to Ian Gregor, spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. The crash occurred under "unknown circumstances," according to Gregor.

The pilot, the only person on board, was airlifted to a Reno hospital, according to the Nevada County Sheriff's Department. The registered owner of the aircraft is a Bakersfield man, according to an FAA registry.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash. NTSB is the lead investigative agency.

PHOTO: Firefighters rush to the scene of a small airplane that crashed shortly after takeoff in Truckee today.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Tahoe Quarterly, Matt Palmer

KCRA: Plane crashes at Truckee-Tahoe Airport

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from sacbee.com. While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on sacbee.com and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.



About Sacto 9-1-1

Sacto 9-1-1 is a blog on crime and emergency services news in the Sacramento region.

Send feedback on Sacto 9-1-1 to Assistant Metro Editor Anthony Sorci at asorci@sacbee.com

Subscribe to Breaking News Alerts

Arrest Logs

Sacto 9-1-1 Q&A

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues. QUESTION: A couple of years ago, a Sacramento tax attorney named Roni Deutch was the target of an investigation by the California Department of Justice. She was accused of bilking clients out of millions and defying a court (Read More)

More Questions and Answers
See all the crime Q&As
Submit your question

April 2014

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30      

Monthly Archives


Kim Minugh on Twitter

Follow "Kim_Minugh" on Twitter

Local Agencies on Twitter

Categories