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Woodside mayor survives plane crash in the snow

Thursday, December 17, 2009
Truckee plane crash

A look at some of the wreckage from a small plane crash Sunday evening near Truckee Tahoe Airport. Police said the airplane crashed on approach at about 5:30 p.m. Both occupants walked away with minor injuries (Greyson Howard/Sierra Sun)

Woodside Mayor Dave Burow and a pilot escaped without injury after their small plane crashed last Sunday in Truckee.

The pilot managed to land the TBM single-engine turboprop in a field surrounded by tall trees.

The plane skidded about 400 yards in the snow and was badly damaged.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

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