TRUCKEE (CBS13) — Authorities are now saying that a total of six people were killed in Monday’s small jet plane crash in Truckee.
The FAA originally stated there were two crew members and two passengers on the Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 605 at the time of the crash.READ MORE: Tuesday's Show Info. (7/5/22)
On Wednesday, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office revealed that there were actually six people confirmed dead in the crash.
Due to the severity of the crash as well as the fire, the sheriff’s office sayshttps://twitter.com/LauraHaefeli/status/1420493388961357825 they are having to use DNA to identify the bodies.
The sheriff’s office later identified all six victims. They are:
- Thomas Ebaugh, 56, of Lakeville, Minnesota
- Kevin Kvarnlov, 34, of Mendota Heights, Minnesota
- Christine Thomas, 33, of La Quinta, California
- Ryan Thomas, 38, of La Quinta, California
- Alberto Montero De Collado De La Rosa, 43, of Mexico City
- John Dunn, 62, of Dallas, Texas
No one on the ground was injured, authorities have said.
The plane was making its approach to the Truckee-Tahoe Airport when it crashed into a heavily-treed area near Reynolds Way. The plane had departed from Coeur d’Alene Airport in Idaho, the FAA says.
The crash sparked a wildland fire that was promptly contained.
Video from a nearby surveillance camera captured the moment the plane went down.MORE NEWS: Crews Extinguish Vegetation Fire That Threatened 4 Sacramento Homes
Exactly what caused the crash is now under investigation by the FAA and NTSB.