Plane crash in California kills three
Thursday, February 18, 2010
A Northern California shortly after taking off Wednesday. All three of the plane's passengers were killed. The plane's wing struck a house which caught fire, along with parked cars. No injuries on the ground were reported.plane hit an in
The crash occurred at 7:55 am local time (15:55 UTC). Thesaid that the plane was originating from and was en route to in , California.
The persons killed were employees of Tesla Motors, later identified as Doug Bourn, Andrew Ingram, and Brian Finn, all involved with electronics at the company. Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, released a statement saying, in part, "Tesla is a small, tightly-knit company, and this is a tragic day for us."
The plane was registered to Air Unique Incorporated, in
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