A California pilot was killed and his wife was injured when their small plane crashed after taking off from the South Lake Tahoe Airport.
El Dorado County Sheriff's Lt. Pete Van Arnum confirmed the pilot was killed in the crash on Monday but said his wife, the lone passenger on the plane, is expected to survive her injuries. She was airlifted to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, The Associated Press reported.
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Van Arnum said the couple is from Palo Alto. No names have been released.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine Mooney M20 crashed in a wooded area about 11:15 a.m. Monday.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.
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