2 Dead, 1 Hurt in Plane Crash Near Highway 267
TRUCKEE, Calif. (July 17, 2018) –Pilot Kenneth Whittall-Scherfee, 60, of Carmichael, Calif., died and two were injured Tuesday morning when a small, single-engine plane crashed in a meadow just west of Highway 267 near Mercer Flats, according to the Sacramento Bee.
The pilot was identified by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.
The fatal crash took place about 7:40 a.m. after the pilot reportedly had problems with the engine after taking off from the Truckee-Tahoe Airport, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. The pilot was attempting to go back to the airport when the plane crashed.
Two people were taken to hospitals after the collision, but sadly one of them also died at the hospital. The single-engine Navion-B plane crash is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Pacific Division.
Aviation Accident Investigation
At this time, it appears that the aircraft may have had mechanical problems.
We offer our prayers to the family and friends of the person who died as well as to those who were hurt.
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