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Redding Plane Crashes, Kills 1 in Palo Alto

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

Posted: Sep 4, 2018 1:36 PM
Updated: Sep 5, 2018 7:24 AM

UPDATE - Action News Now has learned that the plane was operated by Angel Flight West, a non-profit 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.  


 

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - 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 a pond Tuesday. He says the plane had reportedly flown in from Redding.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the pilot was executing a go-around at Palo Alto Airport when it crashed.

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.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

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