Body found after plane crashes off Oceano
January 15, 2014
A small plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Oceano on Tuesday afternoon killing at least one person.
Shortly after 2 a.m., witnesses reported what sounded like an explosion and an aircraft going down. A team of emergency responders from seven state and local agencies participated in the search and rescue operation.
At about 2:40 p.m., Rescuers discovered an oil slick about a mile off shore in an area where the water is about 70 feet deep. Responders also discovered debris from the plane, one body and a wallet on Tuesday.
After it became dark, the operation was switched from rescue to recovery. The plane wreckage has not been found.
Officials are unsure where the plane came from. They are continuing to investigate the crash and search for the wreckage.