Press Releases

Sunday 04/23/2017 12:48 PM - Plane Crash

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Plane Crash
Date and Time of Incident: 4-23-17, Approximately 9:10 AM
Place of Occurrence: 8300 block of Highway 46 East, Paso Robles
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: On 4-23-17, Sheriff's Deputies responded to reports of a plane crash in a field off of Highway 46 East. When they arrived, they discovered a single engine biplane that appears to be a World War I replica. There was one adult male occupant on board the plane who was deceased. Identification of the victim is pending notification of next of kin. The plane apparently had taken off a few minutes earlier from a private airstrip a few miles away before it crashed into the field. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are en route to the scene. No further information is available at this time.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Sunday 04/23/2017 12:48 PM