3 dead after plane crash in Napa vineyard

A small aircraft crashed into a Napa vineyard on Friday morning, Cal Fire confirmed to SFGATE. Alexandru Cuznetov / TNS

Update: The Napa County Sheriff’s Office said Friday afternoon that the pilot and two passengers died in the crash. They were flying a Beechcraft 25 Bonanza plane. The names of the deceased were not released pending investigation. 

A small aircraft crashed into a Napa County vineyard Friday morning, Cal Fire confirmed to SFGATE. 

The crash occurred about 8:44 a.m. near the Angwin Airport off Los Posadas Road, Cal Fire said. 

According to fire officials, the crash spurred a small fire in the vineyard, which was extinguished quickly. 

The Napa County Sheriff’s Office said three people were on the plane. It did not release the conditions of the pilot or the two passengers on board.

William Odegard said on Twitter that he witnessed the aftermath of the crash while walking the dog in Las Posadas Forest. He said he “heard a bang” and saw a “plume of black smoke.” 

Both Cal Fire and the Napa County Sheriff’s Office are at the scene. 

There have been multiple plane crashes in and around the Bay Area this month. On Thursday, a small plane crashed in a wooded area near Dinsmore Airport, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said. The two passengers in the fixed-wing single-engine plane are feared dead after the plane crashed and caught fire. 

Earlier in the week, a small plane crashed into a house in Monterey, engulfing at least one home in flames. No one was inside the residence at the time of the Tuesday crash. Two women who were on the plane were killed.

This story is developing and will be updated. 

Bay City News contributed to this report. 

Read More

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on print
Share on email
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on print
Share on email