Three Dead in Washoe County Plane Crash

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

RENO, NV - A Washoe County Sheriff's Office spokesman says two men and one woman are dead after a plane crash site was discovered north of Reno.

According to Lassen County, which originally was the lead investigative branch, the single-engine Cessna took off from Roseburg, Oregon on Saturday, May 28th. Once it was determined the plane crashed in Washoe County, all Lassen officials left the scene.

Someone called the Washoe County Sheriff's Office Tuesday night to say they saw the wreckage on top of Petersen Mountain near Hallelujah Junction.

Search teams are using ATVs to get to the wreckage site. Officials say the victims will remain in the aircraft until Wednesday morning, when there is better light.

The FAA and NTSB are sending investigators to the site. The location of the crash is in a rugged area off of U.S. 395 about halfway between Reno and Susanville.


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