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