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Crash of a Learjet 35 in Truckee: 2 killed

Accident description

  • Dec 28, 2005 at 1406 LT
  • N781RS
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Positioning
  • No
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Twin Falls-Truckee-Carlsbad-Monterrey
  • 35-218
  • 1978
  • Truckee, California
  • USA
  • North America
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 4880
  • 2200
  • 9244
  • On final approach to Truckee-Tahoe airport, the aircraft crashed in an open field located 2,200 feet from runway threshold. Both pilots were killed. At the time of the accident, weather was overcast and rainy with winds around 23 mph and gusts up to 46 mph. National Weather Service reported gusts higher than 100 mph along the nearby Sierra Crest.