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Two people killed after a Plane crashes into Pacific Ocean off Northern California

California: A small Hawaii-bound plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean shortly after takeoff from northern California, killing two people. Federal officials gave this information on Sunday.

By: Priyanka Verma  Pardaphash Group
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Two people killed after a Plane crashes into Pacific Ocean off Northern California

California: A small Hawaii-bound plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean shortly after takeoff from northern California, killing two people. Federal officials gave this information on Sunday.

The National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement that the Viking Air DHC-6-400 Twin Otter crashed into the Pacific Ocean about 64 km off the coast of Half Moon Bay, California, at about 2:15 p.m. Saturday. The US Coast Guard located the submerged aircraft and confirmed that the pilot and co-pilot suffered fatal injuries, the statement said.

Officials said they were the only people on board.The Federal Aviation Administration said the turboprop plane was en route from Santa Rosa to Honolulu in Sonoma County, north of San Francisco.

According to the Viking Air website, the DHC-6-400 Twin Otter is a utility aircraft that seats 19 passengers. Crews are working to recover the aircraft. The NTSB and FAA administration will investigate. Half Moon Bay is a coastal community approximately 20 miles south of San Francisco.

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