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Small Plane Crash near Lake Tahoe Kills Pilot

July 5, 2009 |  4:05 pm

The pilot of a small plane died this afternoon in a crash near Lake Tahoe, according to authorities.

Around 1 p.m., a Cessna 150 went down near Lake Tahoe Airport shortly after takeoff, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The pilot’s name was not immediately released, and the accident was under investigation.

-- Jason Song