Placer County sheriff's Capt. Jeff Ausnow says the exact condition of the survivor was unknown, and it was unclear whether anyone else had been on the plane when it crashed Monday.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer described the aircraft as a Piper PA-46 Malibu. Ausnow says it went down near Martis Peak in a rugged area about six miles southeast of the airport.
It was unknown why the plane crashed or where it was headed.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident.
Crews struggle to reach plane wreckage near Truckee, at least 1 survivor after plane crashes http://t.co/F8wjZx6baO— FOX40 News (@FOX40) March 3, 2014
Survivor getting treatment after plane crashes near Truckee. Terrain so rugged, crews need snowcats to reach wreckage http://t.co/F8wjZx6baO— FOX40 News (@FOX40) March 3, 2014
DEVELOPING NEWS: Plane crash reported near Truckee http://t.co/Iwn5At3uoP— News10 - California (@News10_CA) March 3, 2014
Plane reported down not far from Truckee airport http://t.co/uPbgRkATJZ— The Sacramento Bee (@sacbee_news) March 3, 2014
Placer County deputies now say one person has survived a small plane crash that happened southeast of Truckee... http://t.co/BhRKVmtddy— KTVN Channel 2 News (@KTVN) March 3, 2014
UPDATE; Rescuers find 1 survivor in small plane crash near Truckee airport. Unclear if there were others onboard.— News10 - California (@News10_CA) March 3, 2014