Pilot Killed in South Lake Tahoe Plane Crash in Meyers
South Lake Tahoe, California – A deadly plane crash occurred in Meyers near South Lake Tahoe Airport on Tuesday afternoon, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said in a report.
One person died while another was injured following the incident that occurred at around 3:30 p.m. July 7.
Deputies said a single-engine plane slammed into a wooded area near Rainbow Road and Highway 89.
The plane was a Cessna 172 which crashed nearly two miles southwest of the South Tahoe airport for undetermined reasons.
It had just taken off from the airport. Witnesses said the plane was having trouble gaining altitude before it crashed.
The pilot died in the crash. His name was not immediately released.
A female passenger on the plane was hospitalized with major injuries.
The FAA and NTSB are investigating the wreck.
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