2 people rescued after small plane crashes into ocean near Half Moon Bay

Bay Area

HALF MOON BAY (KRON) – A small plane crashed Thursday night into the water off the coast of Half Moon Bay.

Emergency crews responded to the area around 5:50 p.m.

The plane crashed about five miles outside of Half Moon Bay Harbor and nine miles south, according to authorities.

The Federal Aviation Administration Pacific Division says that two people were on board at the time and got out of the plane.

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s say the two were rescued with no injuries, but will be taken to a local hospital to be evaluated.

The U.S. Coast Guard is on scene assisting with the rescue.

The Coast Guard says two planes were flying together when one went down with a man and woman inside.

One person on board the second plane involved filmed cell phone video moments after the plane went into the water.

As the Coast Guard returned from its search, officials brought back two pairs of shoes and a tiny piece of a plane they recovered.

Officials say the airplane with the tail number N134P sunk.

Aviation and federal investigators are now looking into what caused the crash.

Photo: FlightAware

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Crash Video Courtesy: Owen Leipelt

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