TRUCKEE (CBS13) — Authorities are investigating after a small plane crash left one person dead and another person hurt near Truckee late Tuesday morning.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says their deputies and Cal Fire responded to a report of a plane crash in the Martis Valley a little before 11 a.m.
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Today, at 10:45 AM, #PCSO deputies & CalFire responded to a report of a plane crash in Martis Valley. Deputies located the downed plane w/two occupants, one deceased & one injured. We will be assisting the FAA & NTSB as they conduct their investigation. #planecrash #MartisValley pic.twitter.com/mulcGHfbyP
— Placer Sheriff (@PlacerSheriff) June 15, 2021
At the scene along Snowshoe Thompson Circle, deputies found a small plane had crashed. Two people were on board; one of those passengers were killed in the crash while the other was injured.
The second person who was hurt suffered critical injuries, the Truckee Fire Protection District said in a statement. The crash did not cause a fire, officials say.READ MORE: Coast Guard: 1,200-Foot Ship Dragged California Oil Pipeline
Exactly what led to plane crashing isn’t clear, but an FAA official said the plane crashed shortly after taking off from Truckee-Tahoe Airport. Officials say the plane’s emergency parachute deployed in the incident.
The tail number of the aircraft is not being released at this point.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Non-Profit Aims To Help Single Moms During Holidays
Both the FAA and NTSB will be investigating.