by Trisha Leonard
Tahoe Daily Tribune

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August 26, 2012
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Multiple victims in South Lake small plane crash

Investigators are at the scene of a small plane crash that occurred Saturday night a mile from Lake Tahoe Airport.

No one survived the crash, which occurred shortly after takeoff 9:48 p.m. Saturday from Lake Tahoe Airport. The crash ignited a fire in the meadow just past the airport off of Winnemucca Avenue. The fire burned approximately one acre and took an hour and a half to extinguish.

El Dorado County Sheriff's Department reports that the plane had been heard by witnesses to have apparent engine problems, and was seen to dip downward into the ground while attempting a turn. …

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The Record Courier Updated Aug 27, 2012 04:34PM Published Aug 26, 2012 08:38PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.