2 killed in small-plane crash near California lake

  • 2 killed in small-plane crash near California lake

2 killed in small-plane crash near California lake

The plane, capable of landing on water, crashed around 9:20 a.m. into land in the area of Little Portuguese Cove at the eastern end of Lake Berryessa between Pleasure Cove Marina and Markley Cove Resort, Blower said. The model hit the market less than two years ago.

Two people were killed when their single-engine plane crashed Monday morning in Napa County near Lake Berryessa, a Napa County sheriff's captain said. NTSB investigators say their first priority is to get the ICON A5 to a secure location.

"It's very remote for our lake", Behlmer said.

The bodies of pilot Jon Murray Karkow, 55, and passenger Cagri Sever, 41, were found at the crash scene, the Napa County Sheriff's Office said.

2 killed in small-plane crash near California lake
2 killed in small-plane crash near California lake

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash. "We are looking for witnesses". Both are employees of ICON Aircraft, at 2141 ICON Way in Vacaville. The A5, an amphibious, single-engine, two-seater sells for as much as $257,000. Last year, Hawkins reorganized the supply chain, bringing composite fuselage production in-house and opening a new final assembly plant in Mexico. The Icon won rave reviews from pilots who flew it for its crisp handling and forgiving nature, characteristics that in most airplanes are at odds with each other.

"It's not very common", Behlmer said, referring to crashes in the area.

Such amphibious light-sport aircraft can land on land or water, officials said.