NTSB: East Palo Alto plane crash was pilot's fault
EAST PALO ALTO, CA (KGO) -- Federal investigators say a Tesla Motors employee who crashed a small plane in East Palo Alto last year ignored warnings from the control tower.
The National Transportation Safety Board's final report says Doug Bourn took off in dense fog in February of last year, against the warnings of the control tower at Palo Alto airport. The small plane crashed into a transmission tower, killing Bourn and two colleagues from the electric car maker.
The report concludes the plane's propellers and engines were working before the crash.
east palo alto, plane crash, tesla, PG&E, peninsula news
- Mold forces firefighters to evacuate TI firehouse
- UC system issues new policy to handle sexual assaults
- Husband arrested in cold case murder of SJ woman
- Cyberbullying bill responds to Audrie Pott's suicide
- 10-year-old San Leandro boy found safe
- Malaysia loses contact with plane carrying 239
- Salesforce celebrates birthday with fundraiser party
- Oakland school locked down after report of assault
- Little girl donates hair to cancer patients
- Three-year-old boy thrown from fire in Hayward
- Homeowners blame Caltrain for rising flood insurance
- Special ed cheerleading squad thrills Livermore HS
- Wheel of Fortune is in Northern California!
- roundup: Embassy Suites body; SJ home fire