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Two Killed in Plane Crash Near Truckee Airport


The Placer County Sheriff’s office is confirming two fatalities and one critically injured following the crash of a single engine plane near Truckee. Public Information Officer Dena Erwin reports the call came in around 7:30 yesterday morning…

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Airport officials say the pilot of the Navion-B reported engine trouble almost immediately after takeoff. Erwin says there was a witness to the incident that tried to assist.*

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The names of the victims have not been released, but the Sheriff’s Department reports all three are male. The crash is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. The Placer County Coroner is handling the fatalities.

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