Truckee, CA

Video surfaces of fire after four killed in small plane crash near Truckee airport

Ed Walsh
Truckee Police Department at scene of Monday's plane crashTruckee Police Dept.

Nevada County officials say there were no survivors after a plane crashed on Monday killing all four onbaord near the Truckee-Tahoe Regional Airport on Ponderosa Golf Course just after 1 p.m. The video below was taken by a witness shortly aftter the crash. The FAA said on Tuesday that the two passengers and two crew members were killed in the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration says a Bombardier CL 600 jet crashed while the pilot attempted to land at the Truckee-Tahoe Airport. Officials with the airport said the plane was found on the golf course, luckily no one on the ground was hurt and no structures were damaged.

in an advisory shortly after the crash Truckee Police advised:

"Heavy law enforcement, fire, and utility personnel in the area of Reynolds Way. Initial call received at 1:20 p.m. for a plane crash. 

"The Twin Turbo Jet CHALLENGER 605 aircraft was on approach for landing to the Truckee-Tahoe Airport when it impacted heavily treed terrain adjacent to the Truckee-Tahoe Airport along Reynolds Way. No structures or persons on the ground were impacted or harmed in the crash. The number of passengers and crew on board is undetermined at this time. 

"Authorities are working with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration. "Additional details on this incident will be available will be available at 3:30 P.S.T. Media location is at the Truckee-Tahoe Airport."

At a press conference Monday afternon. Harvey Bullock, the director of aviation community services at the Truckee Tahoe airport told reporters 'There's been a lot of questions regarding the weather at the time and so the winds were from the west wind variable three knots, and there was haze and smoke obstructing the visibility but not, not restricted for aircraft into or out of the airport.'

A Cal Fire spokesman said, "We responded approximately 120 to a quarter of aircraft down here the Ponderosa golf course with 10 engines on initial dispatch. We showed up, when in the unified command with tricky fire with Cal Fire and The incident was quickly mitigated fire was contained about a quarter acre and a subsequent seamless secure. And we kept the fire out of the adjoining structures."

Nevada County Coroner Shannon Moon said, "We are in joint command with the Truckee police department because it is in the crash scene is in their jurisdiction. So we are securing the scene of the crash site with the Truckee Police Department tonight, we are awaiting the NTSB arrival in the morning until that point is when we will start determining what we have is investigated wise for the occupants that were on board that aircraft. So I know there's been some questions instead do we know how many confirmed were on that aircraft we do not. And in an abundance of caution for the families that were involved that were on that aircraft, and we have not identified positively identified anyone on that aircraft. We're not releasing any, any of the potential names or any, any things that, you know, we've been hearing some surmising on some questions as to who was on that, that aircraft. At this point we have not confirmed any positively identification so we're not releasing any, any information and that is also to make sure that we absolutely care for the victims families that we still have not notified, because we have not identified any questions specifically for the coroner."

On Tuesday, the FAA said that all four onboard the plane were killed.

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