Kevin Kvarnlov, Bret Ebaugh Fatal Plane Crash Near Truckee-Tahoe Airport

6 Killed in Private Jet Crash Near Lake Tahoe

 Kevin Kvarnlov, Bret Ebaugh Fatal Truckee Plane Crash

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

TRUCKEE, Calif. (July 29, 2021) –Kevin Kvarnlov, and pilot Bret Ebaugh, were among six people killed when a private jet crashed near a golf course Monday while attempting to land at the Truckee-Tahoe Airport.

They were among four Coachella Valley residents who died in the fiery plane crash near Lake Tahoe. Ryan and Christine Thomas, owners of Hideaway Properties in La Qunta, also died in accident.

The Bombardier CL 600 twin-engine jet crashed left no survivors, according to the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office.  The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board reported the flight originated from Coeur d’Alene in Idaho and went down a few blocks from a runway at Truckee-Tahoe Airport.

3 Passengers, Pilot with Coachella Valley Connections

Kevin Kvarnlov, was an associate at Hideaway Properties, a real estate agency in La Quinta.  Originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, he moved to the Coachella Valley in 2011. Additionally, Ryan and Christine Thomas, were owners and managers of the upscale, Hideaway Properties in La Qunta.

Meanwhile, the pilot, Bret Ebaugh, a 1983 Palm Springs High School graduate, also earned his Eagle Scout with Boy Scouts of America. His Linkedin account mentions he was a captain and worked as a contract pilot for owners and operators on the Bombardier CL604, 605 and 650. His profile mentions he has more than 14,400 flight hours.

The NTSB has two investigators at the crash site attempting to piece together what happened.Certainly, they will seek to find out if there were any mechanical issues or weather-related problems.

Johnson Attorneys Group does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. We do not intend to represent any of the parties. If you would like to contribute to this story or you have legal questions involving aviation collisions, personal injury or traffic accidents, please contact us.



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