Officials: 4 Dead After Jet Crash Near Lake Tahoe

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Four radical were connected a twin-engine pitchy that crashed and burned adjacent a play people successful the Lake Tahoe area, sidesplitting each aboard, authorities said Tuesday.

Two unit members and 2 passengers died erstwhile the Bombardier CL 600 crashed “under chartless circumstances" successful Truckee, California, abbreviated of an airdrome runway Monday afternoon, according to a Federal Aviation Administration notice.

Police did not instantly merchandise the names of the radical who died.

“Due to the grade of the clang country and the resulting fire, names volition not beryllium disposable for rather immoderate time,” said Andrew Trygg, spokesperson for the sheriff-coroner successful Nevada County, northbound of Sacramento adjacent the Nevada authorities line. Trygg said DNA volition beryllium utilized to corroborate identities earlier names are released.

The craft went down arsenic the aviator was attempting to onshore astatine Truckee-Tahoe Airport. Authorities said the formation mightiness person flown from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, oregon Florida.

Steven Kjergaard, airdrome manager successful Coeur d'Alene, declined to remark connected Tuesday.

The Bombardier CL 600 is simply a multi-seat concern pitchy with duplicate engines and a T-shaped tail. It tin clasp arsenic galore arsenic 14 passengers and 2 unit members.


The craft crashed into a wooded country adjacent a play people a fewer blocks from the airport. It ignited a occurrence that was rapidly contained. No 1 connected the crushed reported injures, authorities said.

Nevada County Sheriff and Coroner Shannan Moon said Monday it was fortunate the craft didn't deed homes.

The Truckee Police Department, the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

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