A fatal mid-air collision over San Pablo Bay occurred when the pilot of a small airplane misjudged the space between his plane and another small aircraft, according to a preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report.
Diving crews with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office have located the fuselage of a plane that crashed into San Francisco Bay over the weekend after a midair collision.
A missing plane that went down in San Pablo Bay Sunday afternoon has been located by the Contra Costa County sheriff’s Infrastructure Protection Team, sheriff’s officials said Monday.
An NTSB investigator says the two planes that collided over San Francisco Bay on Sunday, causing one of them to crash into the water, were involved in a passing maneuver.
Crews continue to search San Pablo Bay for a pilot after two small planes collided on Sunday, sending one aircraft crashing into the water while the other safely reached its destination.
A pilot remained missing Sunday night after his small plane crashed into San Pablo Bay following a midair collision with another small plane near Richmond shortly after 4 p.m., authorities said.