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Monday, August 27, 2012

Lake Tahoe plane crash, 5 Killed

A small, single-engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the airport on Lake Tahoe's south shore, killing the five people on board who were celebrating a birthday.

The single-engine plane burst into flames upon impact late Saturday night in a wooded area near South Lake Tahoe, California, El Dorado County sheriff's Lt. Pete Van Arnum said. The crash started a one-acre fire that took more than 90 minutes to put out, he said.

The aircraft is registered to Francisco J. Delamora, of Fresno, California, who is owner of Jdm Transport Inc., a trucking company, said Jose Lopez, a company dispatcher.

Delamora, who was piloting the plane, had taken a 'personal trip' to Lake Tahoe on Saturday with his wife, Lorena, a seven-year-old daughter and his friends Harold and Kin Cardwell. He had planned to return the same day, Lopez said.

'We're waiting to hear from the FAA,' said Lopez, who has worked for the company 11 years. He declined further comment. Read More