Fatal Plane Crash Truckee-Tahoe Airport Near Ponderosa Golf Course (July 26)

 Fatal Plane Crash Truckee-Tahoe Airport Leaves 3 Dead (July 26)4 Killed in Deadly Plane Crash Near Truckee-Tahoe Airport

TRUCKEE, Calif. (July 27, 2021) – A fatal plane crash left no survivors Monday afternoon as the pilot attempted to land it near the Truckee-Tahoe Airport.

The privately-owned Bombardier CL 600 Twin Turbo Jet was on its final approach to land at the airport. Instead, as it approached the runway, the plane crash-landed about 1:18 p.m. It was flying in from the north and banking left to land on runway 11. There were winds at three knots and smoke and haze in the area, but not enough to hinder air travel, airport authorities said.

Instead, the private business jet crash landed in a forest near the Ponderosa Golf Course in Truckee along Reynolds Way.

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Officials confirmed on Tuesday that two passengers and two crew members aboard the aircraft died in the wreck, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The names of the deceased will be released after family members have been notified.

However, officials noted it’s maximum capacity including two crew members is 18, according to Bombardier Aircraft Inc.

Authorities have not disclosed where the plane originated, but investigators believe it flew in from either Florida or Idaho. The aircraft is registered to a company in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Aviation Accident Investigation Underway

There were no injuries or deaths to people on the ground.

Fatal Truckee Airport Plane crash

Aircraft pictured is of a similar type — photo from Truckee Tahoe Airport file photo

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the FAA are working with local officials to determine the cause. Certainly, they will seek to find out if there were any mechanical issues or weather-related problems.

Meanwhile, firefighters arrived at the crash scene within the first 10 minutes of the crash landing to douse the flames.

Police temporarily closed down Reynolds Way in the area due to the collision, according to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office.

The plane crash is the second this summer in the Truckee area where roughly 250 to 300 flights take off daily. A Cirrus SR20 went down on June 15th just after taking off from the Truckee Tahoe Airport. One of the pilots died at the scene, but a second was injured and transported to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada, according to a post from the Truckee Tahoe Airport.

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