Plane crash in Meyers claims life, another airlifted to hospital | TahoeDailyTribune.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Plane crash in Meyers claims life, another airlifted to hospital

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A small plane crash Tuesday afternoon in Meyers resulted in one death and another being airlifted to an area hospital in unknown condition.

A Cessna Skyhawk II was a heap of bent metal as it laid upside down on the ground next to granite boulders and trees.

The crash was off Rainbow Rd., off California State Route 89 near several homes and there were several curious onlookers.

There was no fire associated with the crash that happened around 3:30 p.m.

The identity of those on board will not be released until their identity is confirmed and family have been notified.

The one patient surviving the crash was flown to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.

El Dorado County Sheriff said in a social media post that is in communication with the Federal Aviation Association and The National Transportation Safety Board who will conduct the investigation.

Lake Valley Fire Protection District, South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue and El Dorado Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

Original post

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A small plane crashed Tuesday afternoon in Meyers.

A Cessna Skyhawk II was a heap of bent metal as it laid on the ground next to granite boulders and trees.

The crash was off Rainbow Rd., near several homes and there were several curious onlookers.

It is unknown how many passengers there were or if any survived. A helicopter may have airlifted a patient.

There was no fire associated with the crash.

Lake Valley Fire Protection District, South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue and El Dorado Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User