One person died and another was seriously injured after a small plane en route from Sacramento Executive Airport crashed into a house near the Half Moon Bay Airport Friday morning.
Allen Kenitzer, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said a single-engine Cessna 172 with two people on board crashed into a house in the 1000 block of Park Avenue in the Moss Beach area about 11:20 a.m.
Det. Salvador Zuno, spokesman for the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department, said deputies responded to the crash site just north of the airport and located one person who was dead and another with serious injuries. He said the injured person was taken by helicopter to an area hospital. Zuno said he did not know the gender of the two people, or where they were from.
He said the plane was heavily damaged but did not catch fire. Zuno said the house also suffered significant damage, but it is not believed anyone was in the residence at the time of the crash.
Kentizer said the FAA had received no reports of injuries to people on the ground. The plane was headed from Sacramento Executive Airport to the Half Moon Bay Airport.
Neither Kenitzer nor Zuno was able to confirm the plane’s tail number.
Zuno said sheriff’s deputies secured the crash scene and were awaiting arrival of investigators from the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.