Date & Time: Dec 28, 2005 at 1406 LT
Type of aircraft:
Learjet 35
Operator:
Registration:
N781RS
Flight Type:
Positioning
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Twin Falls-Truckee-Carlsbad-Monterrey
MSN:
35-218
YOM:
1978
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
4880
Captain / Total hours on type:
2200
Aircraft flight hours:
9244
Circumstances:
On final approach to Truckee-Tahoe airport, the aircraft crashed in an open field located 2,200 feet from runway threshold. Both pilots were killed. At the time of the accident, weather was overcast and rainy with winds around 23 mph and gusts up to 46 mph. National Weather Service reported gusts higher than 100 mph along the nearby Sierra Crest.