Small plane bursts into flames in Truckee: number of passengers unknown


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A small plane crashed in Truckee, California, July 26, 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

A small plane crashed in Truckee, California, July 26, 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

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A small private plane crashed near a golf course in Truckee, California, around 1:20 pm Monday afternoon, officials you say.

The twin-turbo Challenger 605 jet landed at Truckee-Tahoe Airport when it came into contact with forest land adjacent to the airport along Reynold Way, the airport said. The number of people on the plane has not yet been confirmed, but this model can hold 14 passengers, as well as two crew members.

The plane burst into flames and triggered a small wildfire near Ponderosa Golf Course. Firefighters caught fire immediately and authorities said there was no threat to Truckee. Some residents living on Stewart Court and Reynold Way were evacuated, according to the Sierra Sun..


The number of crew and onboard passengers is unknown. There were no people on the ground injured or damaged structures.

The Truckee airport has announced it will be closed until Tuesday. Truckee Police Department you say Reynold Way closed.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the Bombardier CL 600 plane crashed while the pilot was trying to land at Truckee-Tahoe Airport.

National Transportation Security Board you say the incident is under investigation.



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