The Latest: Mother, daughter hurt in plane crash identified

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a small plane crash in the Bay Area (all times local):

6:40 p.m.

A relative has identified a mother and daughter who were injured when a small plane crashed while taking them to a California children’s hospital so the daughter could have surgery.

Forty-nine-year-old Nancy Dellamaria of Redding and her daughter, 16-year-old Chloe King, remain hospitalized. There’s no immediate word on their conditions.

Dellamaria’s sister, Nancy Paquette, told the San Francisco Chronicle that the two were on board the single-engine plane that crashed Tuesday morning while trying to land at the Palo Alto airport. The crash killed the pilot, a man in his 60s. His name hasn’t been released.

The plane was operated by Angel Flight West, a nonprofit group that provides free medical transportation. The volunteer pilot was flying the mother and daughter to Palo Alto because the girl had a surgery planned at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.


5 p.m.

The two passengers injured on a small plane that crashed near Palo Alto airport were a mother and daughter headed to a children’s hospital for surgery.

Josh Olson, executive director of Angel Flight West, says the plane that crashed was operated by his nonprofit organization, which provides free medical transport to people with serious medical conditions.

He said the two passengers were a mother and daughter who were being flown from Redding to Palo Alto for a surgery at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

He said he could not identify the passengers or the pilot. The pilot died in the crash.

Olson said pilots who fly for the group are volunteers who are qualified pilots and vetted by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating Tuesday’s crash.


12:15 p.m.

Firefighters in Northern California say a man was killed and two women were injured when a small plane crashed near the Palo Alto airport.

Palo Alto Deputy Fire Chief Geoffrey Blackshire tells KTVU-TV the single-engine Mooney M20 was trying to land when it crashed in the San Francisco Bay Tuesday. He says the plane had reportedly flown in from Redding.

Blackshire says the injured women were taken to a hospital by ambulance.

He says one of the women walked to the ambulance and the other was carried in a gurney.

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