Kenneth Whittall-Scherfee, 60, and Peter C. Jackson, 55, killed in small-plane crash near Truckee-Tahoe Airport in Truckee, California

Modified Date: 
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 5:33pm
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Small Plane Crashes In Tahoe; 1 Dead, 2 Seriously Injured

The single engine Navion-B crashed on the west side of Highway 267 near Mercer Flats shortly before 7:40 a.m., the FAA spokesman said. 

2 dead, 1 critical in small plane crash near Lake Tahoe

Kenneth Whittall-Scherfee of Carmichael, the pilot who also owned the plane, issued a “May Day” alert before the crash, the sheriff’s office said. The names of the passengers have not been released.     

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According to the California State Bar, Whittall-Scherfee was a bankruptcy lawyer with an office in Truckee and a graduate of the McGeorge School of Law.

Second Passenger Killed In Small Plane Crash Near Truckee Identified

Whitall-Scherfee reported having engine problems just before the crash, the FAA reports. He was trying to make it back to the nearby Truckee-Tahoe Airport when the crash happened.

People Involved: 
Peter C. Jackson
Kenneth Whittall-Scherfee

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