Linermore, CA — The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash of a small plane near Livermore Municipal Airport that killed both people on board.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine Beechcraft 36 was
attempting to land when it crashed about seven miles east of the airport around 3:20 yesterday afternoon.
The plane was registered to a company called Medic Air in Santa Barbara. A spokesman says the FAA had been communicating with the plane as it approached the airport, but it suddenly fell off the radar, then began emitting an emergency signal shortly after.
Emergency crews say they responded to the scene around 6:00pm but were hindered by dark, foggy conditions.
The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the crash investigation.