Airplane Crash in South Lake Tahoe Neighborhood

On October 10, 2015 at approximately 5:36 PM, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting an airplane crash in the area of Oflyng Drive and Tionontati Street.  Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene and discovered an airplane on fire next to a residence on the 1600 block of Oflyng Drive.  The occupant(s) of the airplane were not able to escape and died within the wreckage.

The fire spread to the residence, which caught fire.  Individuals within the residence escaped without injury.  The Fire Department extinguished the fire shortly afterwards, but due to the residual heat and nightfall, Sheriff’s Deputies  were unable to recover the airplane’s occupants.

Sheriff’s Deputies were posted throughout the night providing scene security until morning when Coroner Detectives, NTSB and FAA arrived to continue the investigation.

October 11, 2015 at 12:10 PM, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Coroner Detectives, along with NTSB and FAA personnel have begun their investigation.  Two victims were recovered from the wreckage.  The identities of the victims is not readily available and will be determined at a later date by the Coroner.

NTSB will be responsible for determining the probable cause of the airplane accident.