Plane crash south of Lake Tahoe kills pilot |

Plane crash south of Lake Tahoe kills pilot

Firefighters on scene at a plane crash near Woodfords south of Lake Tahoe canceled a response by CareFlight helicopter after determining whoever was in the aircraft was dead.

The report came in at 11:26 a.m.

Firefighters have reported finding one person in the aircraft.

Emergency personnel are responding to a location near Woodfords for a report

of a single-engine aircraft.

A Piper PA-28 Cherokee was reported in distress to Alpine County authorities

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at about 11:05 a.m.

Alpine and Douglas county rescuers are on the scene. Care Flight ambulance

helicopter is on its way. Firefighters on the scene called for extrication

equipment to remove the aircraft’s occupants.

The Record-Courier has a reporter and photographer headed to the scene.