Friday, July 29th, 2016

Plane Crash Pilot Believed to be David Brian Casey

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is releasing new information on a plane crash that occurred on 1-14-14 off the coast of Oceano. Based on information gathered during the course of the investigation, including a wallet found at the crash site and interviews, the Sheriff's Office believes the pilot of the aircraft was David Brian Casey, 63, of Friday Harbor, Washington.

At this time, the Sheriff's Office is trying to determine if there was a passenger on board the plane. It should be noted, no bodies have been recovered at this time. Since early this morning, the Sheriff's Dive Team and Marine Enforcement Division have been searching the area where the plane went down.

Using sonar equipment, they are trying to locate the plane and potentially any bodies from the crash site. So far, they have been unsuccessful in their attempts but are continuing to search the area. Also involved in the search are Cal Fire, State Parks, CHP, Port San Luis Harbor Patrol, Coast Guard and Fish and Wildlife.