Crews continue S.F. Bay search for pilot in mid-air collision

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - Crews continue to search the northern part of San Francisco Bay for a pilot after two small planes collided, sending one aircraft crashing into the water while the other safely reached its destination.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Loumania Stewart said early Monday that search teams have found no signs of the downed pilot after scouring San Pablo Bay through the night. She said there are no immediate plans to suspend the search.

The collision Sunday afternoon involved a single-engine Cessna 210 and a single-engine Hawker Sea Fury TMK 20. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the Cessna went into the bay and the Sea Fury's pilot was able to land 40 minutes later at Eagle's Nest Airport in the small Northern California city of Ione.

The occupants of the Sea Fury were not injured.


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