One man dies in plane crash during takeoff from Lake Tahoe Airport

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Updated: 7/22/2013 6:18 pm
UPDATE - 5:46PM - The male pilot has been identified as Steven Lefton, 67, of Palo Alto, CA, according to El Dorado County Sheriff's Office. He was killed on impact.

His wife, Karen Lefton, sustained moderate injuries and was pinned in the wreckage of the plane. Off duty CalStar flight nurse Beth Frisby was walking her dog in the area, and came upon the wreckage, El Dorado County Sheriff's Office says.
She provided medical aid and comfort to Mrs. Lefton for several minutes until the arrival of El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies, and medics and firefighters from Lake Valley Fire Department.

The fuel from the crashed plane was leaking from the ruptured fuel tanks in the wings, and fire department personnel sprayed fire retardant foam on to the plane while medics and firefighters were able to remove Mrs. Lefton from the plane wreckage. She was flown by CalStar to Renown hospital in Reno. Assisting agencies were Cal Fire, US Forest Service, South Lake Tahoe Fire Department, South Lake Tahoe Police Department, and California Highway Patrol. Investigators from FAA and NTSB are investigating the cause of the crash.




UPDATE - 3:16PM - According to KCRA, one man died in the crash and his wife was hurt.

KCRA reports the woman was treated by a nurse who happened to be hiking in the area. The nurse stabilized the woman until medical crews arrived.

The nurse's husband also happens to be an El Dorado County sheriff's deputy. KCRA says she called him and relayed back the GPS coordinates of the crash. Emergency crews found the site of the wreckage fairly quickly due to this information.






LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- According to Ian Gregor with the Federal Aviation Administration, a single-engine plane with two people onboard crashed during takeoff from Lake Tahoe Airport this morning.

According to Gregor, the plane crashed into a wooded area around 11:15. Some reports say a person died in the crash, and that another person was seriously injured, but those reports have not been confirmed by the FAA, Gregor says.

We will bring you more updates as they become available. 
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