3 dead after plane crash in Napa vineyard


Update: The Napa County Sheriff’s Office said Friday afternoon that the pilot and two passengers were killed in the crash. They flew a Beechcraft 25 Bonanza plane. The names of the dead have not been released pending investigation.

A small plane crashed at a Napa County vineyard Friday morning, Cal Fire confirmed to SFGATE.

Cal Fire said the crash occurred about 8:44 am near Angwin Airport on the Los Posadas road.

According to fire officials, the accident prompted a small fire in the vineyard, which was quickly extinguished.

The Napa County Sheriff’s Office said three people were on the plane. He did not release the conditions of the pilot or two passengers on board.


William Odegard said about Twitter that he witnessed the aftermath of the accident while walking dogs in Las Posadas Forest. He said he “heard a bang” and saw a “black smoke pen.”


Both Cal Fire and Napa County Sheriff’s Office are on the scene.

There have been several plane crashes in and around the Bay Area this month. On Thursday, a small plane crashed in a wooded area near Dinsmore Airport, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said. Two passengers in the single-engine fixed-wing plane were feared dead after the plane crashed and caught fire.

Earlier in the week, a small plane crashed into a house in Monterey, engulfed at least one house in flames. No one was inside the residence at the time of Tuesday’s crash. Two women on the plane died.

This story is developing and will be updated.

Bay City News contributed to this report.



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