Man killed in Sonoma County plane crash identified, 3 hospitalized

SONOMA, Calif. -- A 38-year-old man who was killed in a plane crash today near the Sonoma Skyport Airport has been identified as William Sachs Goldman of San Francisco, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office said.

The crash happened around 12:45 p.m. in Schell-Vista in the area of San Luis Road and Broadway south of Sonoma, according to a Sonoma County Fire and Emergency dispatcher.

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Fire officials said one person died, and two other victims were transported to Children's Hospital Oakland following a plane crash in Sonoma this afternoon.

The plane was a single-engine Cirrus SR22 with four people on board that crashed in a field about 1,000 feet west of the airport, Federal Aviation Administration officials said.

Three people went to hospitals, two by helicopter and one by ambulance, according to the fire dispatcher.

The Schell-Vista Fire Protection District and Sonoma County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash.

An investigation into the crash by the FAA is underway.
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