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Plane Crash in Truckee

On Thursday, May 23, 2013 at approximately 3:00 PM, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a downed aircraft in the area of the Truckee Airport. The reporting party was the solo occupant of the single engine aircraft that crashed about 7 miles east of the Truckee Airport, near the California/Nevada border and had contacted the Sheriff’s Office dispatch via cellular telephone. Helicopter rescue crews from CalFire and the California Highway Patrol assisted in airlifting the victim from the crash site. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are being notified and the investigation will be turned over to them.

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