Two Planes Collide Near Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, CA

Monday, April 28, 2014
By George Hatcher

SfTwo planes, returning from the Pacific Coast Dream Machines festival, collided over the northern San Francisco Bay.

According to Ian Gregor, the spokesperson of the FAA, the planes involved in the incident were single-engine Hawker Sea Fury TMK 20 and single-engine Cessna 210.

The planes took off from Eagle’s Nest Airport for participating in the Pacific Coast Dream Machines festival, which is held annually at the Half Moon Bay Airport. Both the planes were on their way back home when they collided at about 4:05 pm, near the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

The Sea Fury was able to reach Eagle’s Nest Airport in Ione, Northern California, where it landed 40 minutes after the collision. The Amador county Undersheriff, Jim Wegner, confirmed that the passengers of Sea Fury plane, a husband and wife, remained injured and did not need medical attention.

The Cessna plane crashed into the bay. Crews found the debris in San Pablo Bay however, Loumania Stewart, the Coast Guard Petty Officer said that they have not found any clues about the pilot yet.

As per the FAA records, the Sea Fury belongs to Sanders Aeronautics Inc., a company specializing in aircraft restoration. The company website reveals that the sanders brothers; Dennis and Brian Sanders, are air racers.

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