February 28, 2024

HALF MOON BAY — The physique of a pilot from a airplane crash final month that killed two younger Bay Space {couples} has been recovered and formally recognized, in response to the San Mateo County Coroner’s Workplace.

The physique of Lochie Ferrier, 27, an Oakland resident who hailed from Australia and relocated from New England prior to now 12 months, was noticed floating close to Ross’ Cove in Moss Seashore the morning of Jan. 28, the coroner’s workplace mentioned.

Coroner officers introduced Monday that the stays had been formally recognized as Ferrier by DNA comparability. Ferrier was discovered 4 days after the physique of his fiancée, 26-year-old Cassidy Rae Petit, was discovered close to the identical location on Jan. 24.

The couple lived in Oakland after shifting from Burlington, Vermont; tragically, their wedding ceremony in Hawaii was set for a similar day that Ferrier’s physique was recovered. The day as a substitute hosted scheduled memorials for the 2 within the Burlington space.

The morning after the crash, the physique of 27-year-old San Francisco resident Emma Willmer-Shiles was recovered within the waters after being noticed by a industrial fishing crew. The stays of the fourth and remaining airplane passenger — Isaac Zimmern, 27, additionally a San Francisco resident and Willmer-Shiles’ longtime companion — haven’t been discovered.

Ferrier’s LinkedIn web page states that he attended Massachusetts Institute of Expertise and labored extensively testing electrical planes. He was a check pilot as not too long ago as final fall with Magpie Aviation based mostly in Hayward, which is the place the ill-fated flight initially departed earlier than taking off once more from Half Moon Bay.