A twin-engine plane crashed near Lake Tahoe killing six people on board.
The Nevada County Sheriff’s stated that all passengers aboard the Bombardier CL 600 died in a crash on Monday in a thickly wooded area near the Golf Course in Truckee. Authorities initially said only three people were killed from the plane crash.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the airplane was seen going down several blocks away from the runway as the pilot tried to land the aircraft at the Truckee-Tahoe Airport.
The small engine plane caught fire as soon as it crashed but the fire was doused out quickly.
The inbound flight for Truckee-Tahoe airport had been coming from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. According to the flight tracker company, the aircraft had originally hailed from Van Nuys, Jacqueline Cochran regional airport before flying towards Reno and then to Coeur d’Alene.
The National Transportation Safety Board sent out its investigators to the crash site to investigate the reasons behind the fatal crash.
According to the authorities, nobody on the ground was injured. The details of the deceased passengers were not released officially as they required DNA testing for identification.
The pilot of the unlucky aircraft was Bret Ebaugh, whose death in the fatal crash was confirmed by his wife on Facebook. According to the reports, the other residents all hailed from Coachella valley.
Other people on board were identified as Kevin Kvarnlov, Ryan Thomas, and his wife Christine Thomas all hailing from the valley of Coachella. All of them were associated with the Hideaway properties, a real estate team in Coachella.
The director of the hideaway properties, Robert Ravis; issued a statement saying “the hideaway properties team is struggling to deal with the loss of our beloved coworkers and teal, and appreciate your understanding during this difficult time”
The Bombardier CL 600 serves as a private business jet having two engines and a T-shape tail. It can carry at least 14 passengers at a time and is commonly used for private trips by businessmen across America.