Small Plane Crashes Near Truckee Airport; Pilot OK

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NEVADA COUNTY—

A small plane coming from Orange County crashed near Truckee Airport early Tuesday afternoon, Nevada County Sheriff’s say.

The three blade single prop plane left John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana around 11:45 a.m. At about 1:25, the plane crashed about 40 feet from the Truckee Airport runway.

In spite of the plane suffering heavy damage, the 62-year-old pilot is said to be OK without any injuries.

While crashing, the plane is said to have clipped a glider plane trailer housing. Gusty winds were reported around the time of the crash.

Nevada County authorities say the plane is a Cirrus SR22T low wing single prop.

Both the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

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