Monday, March 3, 2014

Plane crash on Martis Peak near Lake Tahoe

Piper PA-46

A small plane crashed in the mountains north of Lake Tahoe, leaving one occupant critically injured and one dead. The plane was a Piper PA-46 Malibu that crashed on Martis Peak around 11:00am today. 

Martis Peak is about 5.5 miles southeast of the Truckee Tahoe Airport. The route of the plane is unknown at this time.

Rescuers and the Placer County Sheriff’s Office accessed the crash site from Martis Peak Road off Highway 267. 

The FAA will investigate the crash.

Update 3/4/2014:

Names released:

Deceased: Darla Sue Farnell, age 55.

Injured: Ray Richard Farnell, age 70. 

The couple are from the Tahoe City area.

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