Pilot killed in midair crash over San Pablo Bay identified

A marine salvage company has recovered the fuselage of a plane and the body of its pilot from the San Pablo Bay.
May 1, 2014 12:25:41 PM PDT
The pilot of a single-engine plane killed in a midair crash above San Pablo Bay on Sunday has been identified as 33-year-old David Everett Plumb, a Contra Costa County sheriff's spokesman said this morning.

Plumb, a Rocklin resident, was piloting a Cessna 210 when it crashed into another small aircraft and went down around 4:05 p.m. Sunday, according to sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee. An autopsy is being conducted today.

Crews recovered Plumb's body and the fuselage of the plane during a salvage operation on Wednesday afternoon, two days after locating pieces of the aircraft in San Pablo Bay about a mile north of the Brother Islands near the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, Lee said.

A husband and wife inside the second plane were uninjured and landed in Amador County about 40 minutes after the crash was reported, authorities said.

The couple was flying in their single-engine Hawker Sea Fury TMK 20 on their way back from a photo shoot in Half Moon Bay at the time of the collision, according to Amador County Undersheriff Jim Wegner.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating what caused the deadly crash.


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