Pilot uninjured in plane crash Wednesday at Truckee airport
July 14, 2010
TRUCKEE, Calfi. and#8212; An airplane landing at Truckee Tahoe airport ended up off the runway and upside down Wednesday afternoon, but no one was injured, officials said.
A Cessna 170 was landing at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, but crashed for as-of-yet unknown reasons, said Kevin Bumen, director of aviation, community relations and communications for the airport.
He said the pilot and#8212; the only occupant of the single prop plane and#8212; walked away uninjured, and the airport is now working to recover the aircraft.
Truckee Fire Public Information and Safety Officer Gene Welch said the district received a call for a downed plane off the end of the east-west runway at the airport, then the call for fire and medical response was canceled, then the district was called back for a possible fuel leak.
Bumen said no fuel spill was found, and fire crews just making sure there werenand#8217;t any problems during the recovery.