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.