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Plane crashes in Truckee after pilot reports engine trouble; 1 dead, 2 hospitalized

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One person died and two others hospitalized after a plane crashed near the Truckee Tahoe Airport Tuesday morning, officials said.
(Place County Sheriff’s Office)

One person died and two others were hospitalized following a plane crash near the airport in Truckee, Calif., on Tuesday morning, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said.

The single-engine Navion-B crashed near State Route 267 and Interstate 80 near the Truckee Tahoe Airport and Northstar Golf Course about 7:40 a.m., the Federal Aviation Administration said.

“The pilot reported engine problems and was trying to return” to the airport when the plane crashed, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said in a statement.

One person died and two others were taken to a hospital, the Sheriff’s Office tweeted. Their identifies were not released.

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The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

joseph.serna@latimes.com

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