At around 1:18 p.m., a Bombardier CL 600 went down as the pilot attempted to land at Truckee-Tahoe Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration told the Washington Examiner in an email. A wildfire was sparked after the incident, though it was quickly extinguished and it did not spread.
No bystanders were hurt as the plane made landfall in a wooded area. Authorities posited that the aircraft went down after impacting "heavily treed terrain."
Roads were initially closed at the time of the crash, and fire and utility personnel were on the scene.
The FAA, which has passed the investigation over to the National Transportation Safety Board, will not release the names of deceased per agency policy.
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Original Author: Jake Dima
Original Location: Jet crash near Lake Tahoe leaves three dead and no survivors