Small plane crashes into Pacific Ocean near Half Moon Bay

A small plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean off the shore of Half Moon Bay about 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Two people were on board a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza when it crashed for “unknown circumstances,” according to FAA spokesman Ian Gregor.

The people were able to get out of the aircraft, which sank, Gregor reported.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash, saying that it “typically takes up to a year” to determine the cause of an accident.

This report will be updated as details emerge.

Drew Costley is an SFGATE editorial assistant. Email: | Twitter: @drewcostley

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