1 person dies in plane crash near Truckee

One person is dead and two were taken to hospitals after a plane crashed near Truckee on Tuesday morning. 

The single-engine Navion-B crashed in the vicinity of the Northstar Golf Course shortly before 7:40 a.m. 

The pilot reported engine problems and was trying to return to Truckee-Tahoe Airport when the crash occurred.

The crash is impacting traffic between the Town of Truckee and Northstar.

Emergency crews are at the scene. The CHP says avoid the area if possible. 

At this point, additional details have not been released. 

The FAA and NTSB will investigate.