Thomas Bret Ebaugh was a pilot
A 56-year-old man from Lakeville has been identified as one of six people who died in a plane crash near Lake Tahoe, media reports said.
Thomas Bret Ebaugh was among those who died after a Bombardier CL 600 jet crashed while trying to land at Truckee-Tahoe Airport in Truckee, Calif. At 1:18 p.m. on July 26 , according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday released the names of the six deceased victims: Ebaugh; Kevin Kvarnlov, 34, of Mendota Heights; Christine Thomas, 33, and Ryan Thomas from La Quinta, California; Alberto Montero De Collado De La Rosa, 43, from Mexico; and John Dunn, 62, of Dallas, Texas, according to SFGate.com.
Ebaugh was a pilot who attended high school in Palm Springs, according to SFGate.com, which also identified De La Rosa as a pilot.
The FAA report said the plane “crashed under unknown circumstances near the runway and caught fire.” The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Flight logs show the plane, which can accommodate up to 14 people and a crew of two, was traveling from Coeur D’Alene Airport in Idaho and was scheduled to continue to Thermal in Riverside County before to head to Los Angeles Van Nuys Airport, according to reports.
The Sacramento Bee reported that Lisa Hollerbach-Ebaugh wrote in a social media post that her husband, pilot Bret Ebaugh, died in the crash, which she called “horrific.”
“To her friends and colleagues, a great guy all around and the best damn pilot that someone would ever have a chance to fly with,” she wrote in a statement, shared by a friend in a public Facebook group for them. pilots.
Ebaugh had been working since at least 2013 as a contract pilot, according to his LinkedIn page, and had 2,300 hours of flying experience with Bombardier Challenger 600 series aircraft.
Ebaugh volunteered in scouting, including as a badge of merit advisor and certified member of the Professional Disc Golf Association, according to the Bee.
Facebook user Jarrett Spriggs wrote in a public message to a group titled “Lexington KY Disc Golf Scene” that Ebaugh moved for his job and was missed by the group.
He said that Ebaugh joined the Lexington community a few years ago and Bret moved for his job, he missed him.
“I wish I had contacted him and seen how he was doing. His cheerful spirit helped me make the BDGA bigger and better, ”Spriggs wrote. “The BDGA would like to send our warmest condolences to the family. … As a club and community, we have ideas on the table to honor Bret’s memory.