Helicopter crashes in Truckee during flight training

Published: Nov. 30, 2017 at 4:33 PM PST
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The FAA and the NTSB are investigating a helicopter crash at the Truckee Airport.

The Truckee Airport District says the crash happened at the east end of the airport around 3:40 p.m. Thursday, November 30, 2017.

Two commercially rated pilots on board were taken by medical helicopter to Reno for treatment. Their status has not been released.

The helicopter is a two-seat Robinson R-22 and is owned by Tumbleweed Leasing Co. of Salt Lake City.

The Truckee Airport District says it appears the two pilots were flight training at the time of the crash. The cause is still unknown.

The airport expects to release another updated statement later.