Small Airplane Crashes in Washoe Valley

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

RENO, NV - Two people have survived a small plane crash in Washoe Valley.

It happened near Washoe Lake State Park, around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, but the plane did not land in the lake itself. According to the FAA, the plane is stuck in the mud upside down.

Deputy Armando Avina of the Washoe County Sheriff's Office confirms that when a deputy arrived on scene around 9:15 am, both people who had been in the plane were no longer inside the aircraft. Fire and medical personnel are at the scene right now.

It is not known what caused the single engine Zenith CH750 two-seater plane to crash. We have a news crew on scene and will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

Witnesses are saying people were seen walking near the crash site, which is off of East Lake Boulevard.

The plane is registered to a company by the name of APR Aircraft LLC out of Delaware. No further details are available at this time.

The FAA and NTSB will investigate this accident. NTSB is the lead investigative agency.


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