Two dead in the Half Moon Bay coast plane crash

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Two people dead after a plane crashes into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Half Moon Bay, the National Transportation Safety Board confirms. 

According to NTSB, the United States Coast Guard first found the submerged plane. 

The plane was a Viking Air DHC-6-400 Twin Otter and crashed into the Pacific Ocean, 40 miles off the Northern California coast, around 2:15 p.m. 

The pilot and copilot suffered fatal injuries, and no other passengers were on the plane. 

The plane was flying from Santa Rosa to Honolulu, Hawaii. 


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.