Monday, October 20th, 2014

Possible Plane Crash. No Aircraft Found

Yesterday about 2 p.m., San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call from a person who reported hearing a plane having engine problems and then crashing into the ocean about a mile offshore of Oceano.

Sheriff's deputies, detectives, and dive team along with State Parks, CHP, Port San Luis Harbor Patrol, Coast Guard, Five Cities Fire Authority, Cal Fire, Pismo Beach Police and California Fish and Wildlife responded to the incident. A search of the area was conducted. Debris from an airplane was found, but no aircraft was discovered.

No bodies have been recovered. Because of darkness, the search was suspended for the night and has resumed this morning. Once the aircraft has been located, the investigation will be turned over to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). There is no further information at this time.

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