UPDATE 11:10pm: According to Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong the pilot was taking two passengers for a tour of the area when the plane went down around 2:40p.m. on May 15, 2013, just three miles Northeast of Spooner Summit.
The pilot and both passengers walked away without a scratch, which according to Sheriff Furlong is very uncommon for a Cessna type aircraft, "This has to be an amazing feat."
The cause of the accident is not known at this time and the FAA is investigating. The identities of the three people on board are not being released at this time.
While there is no word on the cause of the accident, News 4 spoke with Bill Schroeder, a Master Certified Flight Instructor. Schroeder says at the time the plane went down, winds were traveling at 31 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 miles per hour, which can cause moderate turbulence for an aircraft that size.
We will bring you more on this story as the details become available.