By CBS13 Staff

TRUCKEE (CBS13) — Authorities are investigating after a small plane crash left one person dead and another person hurt near Truckee late Tuesday morning.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says their deputies and Cal Fire responded to a report of a plane crash in the Martis Valley a little before 11 a.m.

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At the scene along Snowshoe Thompson Circle, deputies found a small plane had crashed. Two people were on board; one of those passengers were killed in the crash while the other was injured.

The second person who was hurt suffered critical injuries, the Truckee Fire Protection District said in a statement. The crash did not cause a fire, officials say.

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Exactly what led to plane crashing isn’t clear, but an FAA official said the plane crashed shortly after taking off from Truckee-Tahoe Airport. Officials say the plane’s emergency parachute deployed in the incident.

The tail number of the aircraft is not being released at this point.

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Both the FAA and NTSB will be investigating.