About 40 miles off the coast of Half Moon Bay, a tiny aircraft destined for Hawaii and carrying two people crashed into the Pacific Ocean, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed to Fox News Digital.
Around 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, a twin-turboprop DeHavilland DHC-6 aircraft crashed in the water close to Half Moon Bay, according to the authorities. The FAA reported that the plane had taken off from Santa Rosa, California, and was en route to Honolulu, Hawaii.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the event took place roughly 40 miles offshore.
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“Initial information indicates that two people were on board,” the statement said.
NTSB is investigating a crash of a Viking Air DHC-6-400 Twin Otter in the Pacific Ocean 40 miles off the coast of Half Moon Bay, California.
— NTSB Newsroom (@NTSB_Newsroom) May 21, 2023
At this time, no additional information regarding the crash has been made public.
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