linkDecember 19, 2006
GILROY, California: A small plane crashed into a sewage pond at a wastewater treatment plant, authorities said. It was not immediately clear how many people were on board or whether anyone survived.
A flight school in San Jose reported Monday afternoon that a twin-engine aircraft — carrying an instructor and two students, all Japanese nationals — was due back at Reid-Hillview Airport at 5 p.m. but never arrived. Authorities could not confirm if that was the plane involved, Gregor said.
Emergency workers couldn't immediately get to the wreckage because it was submerged in raw sewage about 20 feet deep, authorities said. It was too dangerous for even a dive team to go in and check for bodies or identifying information on the plane, they said.
Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board were expected to investigate the crash Tuesday. [How'd you like to get assigned this investigation?.... :xbarf: ]