RENO, Nev. (AP) — The passenger who died in a small airplane crash that also killed the pilot near Lake Tahoe earlier this week has been identified as a 55-year-old West Hollywood resident.
The Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office said Thursday an autopsy determined Peter Jackson died from multiple blunt force injuries in the crash south of Truckee, California.READ MORE: FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots For Seniors And Others At High Risk
The 60-year-old pilot, Kenneth Whittall-Scherfee of Carmichael, California, reported engine trouble shortly after takeoff on Tuesday and was trying to make it back to the Truckee-Tahoe Airport when the plane went down.READ MORE: Dodgers Broadcaster Joe Davis Tests Positive For COVID-19
Jackson and another male passenger who hasn’t been identified were flown to a Reno hospital with critical injuries. Jackson died later that day. The three men were the only ones on board the plane.
The Federal Aviation Administration is continuing to investigate the cause of the crash.MORE NEWS: Brush Fire Blackens Nine Acres In Chatsworth
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