Pilot dead after plane crashes in Hayward prompting BART shut down

Sunday, June 19, 2016

At least one person has died after a small plane went down and landed on BART tracks in Hayward on Sunday, prompting BART to halt service in the area.

At about 11:57 a.m., fire officials first received a report that a small, single-engine, 20-foot wingspan plane had went down near 150 Sandoval Way, causing a small fire, according to Hayward fire Capt. Don Nichelson.

Aside from the fatality, no other injuries have been reported, Nichelson said.

BART had closed the Union City and the Fremont Bart stations, but they were reopened after 2 p.m. BART is still expecting 10 minute delays between the South Hayward Station and the Fremont Station on the Fremont line, according to BART officials.

BART is asking passengers to find alternate means of transportation and suggests passengers take the AC Transit Buss line 99, which will take them between the South Hayward and Fremont stations.