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Pilot killed in Tahoe crash aided in Sierra rescue last year | CBS Sacramento
The pilot was 53-year-old Christopher Joas. Joas was known for being part of a rescue team that helped aid and rescue a rock climber who was injured last year in Iraq. He was a surgeon at the Naval Air Station Fallon. The plane crashed on July 7th in California where he was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger onboard the aircraft was taken to the hospital where she later passed away.