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: San Bernardino Investigators Say Loma Linda Sexual Predator May Have More Underage Victims That Have Not Yet Come Forward
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: Drone Video: Great White Sharks Off California's Coast Are More Common Than You Think
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.
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