More on RARE Crash in Truckee, CA

  • Breaking News on a plane crash in Truckee CA
  • (9:45AM 7/27/2021) Truckee, CA
  • 6 Killed in Crash


Police and fire departments are responding to a plane crash and small wildland fire near Ponderosa Golf Course in Truckee, CA where a twin turbo jet, Bombardier Challenger 605 aircraft with the tail number N605TR hit a patch of bad weather about a mile from the Truckee-Tahoe Airport. The aircraft purchased on February 27th, 2020 was making a routine stop to land at Truckee-Tahoe Airport around 1:18 PM where it went down in the forest.

Reports are saying the pilot communicated with the control tower, but officials are unsure if the pilot communicated that anything unusual with the plane before the crash. The fire has since been contained and are no threats of significant wildfire to Truckee CA. According to the FAA six people were killed in the crash. More to come from as the story unfolds.

Weather May Have Played A Factor:

Weather in South Lake Tahoe on 7/26/2021

Above Showing storm cells over the area that could have possibly factored in the Challenger 605 aircraft falling to the ground.

What has obtained:

The Bombardier Challenger 605 is a large-cabin business jet. As the fourth addition of the original Challenger 600 model, the Challenger 605 was introduced to the market in 2007 as an upgrade on the Challenger 604 and was replaced by the Challenger 650 on Bombardier’s production line in 2015.

  • Hourly Charter Rate: $6,000 – $7,000*
  • MSRP: $29,080,000
  • Avg. Cruising Speed: 528 mph (459 knots)
  • Maximum Speed: 541 mph (0.82 mach)
  • Maximum Range: 4,000 nautical miles

This Aircraft has a contact listed as the manager of this aircraft as Mr. Todd Ruderman. according to reports this aircraft was FAR Part 91 and not certified for charter to the public. Names on the manifest have yet to be identified by authority’s

Interior image of Bombardier Challenger 605 N605TR

Flight Activity of Bombardier Challenger 605 N605TR


Prior flight activity according to Flight Aware
Above Private Jet Clubs has obtained descending flight path of N605TR

According to the flight models, the heavy jet did appear to be on its final decent to Runway 11 at Truckee-Tahoe (KTRK). Thought it is to uncertain to determine, the aircraft may have tried to attempt to land on the Golf Course.

Truckee-Tahoe Airport Runway Map

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