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Officials ID Pilot of Plane Involved in Crash Over San Pablo Bay

The body of David Everett Plumb, 33, of Rocklin was found on Wednesday.

Twitter: ‏@KTVU/@cocosopi -- Salvage vessels are in place Wednesday afternoon for the recovery of the plane fuselage. Twitter: ‏@KTVU/@cocosopi -- Salvage vessels are in place Wednesday afternoon for the recovery of the plane fuselage.
Twitter: ‏@KTVU/@cocosopi -- Salvage vessels are in place Wednesday afternoon for the recovery of the plane fuselage. Twitter: ‏@KTVU/@cocosopi -- Salvage vessels are in place Wednesday afternoon for the recovery of the plane fuselage.
The pilot of a single-engine plane killed in a midair crash above San Pablo Bay on Sunday has been identified as 33-year-old David Everett Plumb, a Contra Costa County sheriff's spokesman said this morning.
 
Plumb, a Rocklin resident, was piloting a Cessna 210 when it crashed into another small aircraft and went down around 4:05 p.m. Sunday, according to sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee.

[Related article: Contra Costa Deputies Assisting in Salvage of Downed Plane…]

An autopsy is being conducted today. Crews recovered Plumb's body and the fuselage of the plane during a salvage operation on Wednesday afternoon, two days after locating pieces of the aircraft in San Pablo Bay about a mile north of the Brother Islands near the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, Lee said.
 
A husband and wife inside the second plane were uninjured and landed in Amador County about 40 minutes after the crash was reported, authorities said. The couple was flying in their single-engine Hawker Sea Fury TMK 20 on their way back from a photo shoot in Half Moon Bay at the time of the collision, according to Amador County Undersheriff Jim Wegner.

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The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating what caused the deadly crash.

—By Bay City News
Louise B. May 01, 2014 at 04:45 PM
Seems strange to me that the pilot of the other plane continued to fly for 40 minutes before landing. Why not land in at an airstrip closer to the accident? Sounds fishy.
Riley Willerson May 02, 2014 at 10:13 AM
Had the same thought , why didn't they immediately land, hit & run?

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