February 28, 2024

HALF MOON BAY — A second physique has been recovered 10 days after a airplane crash off the coast of Half Moon Bay killed 4 Bay Space residents, authorities stated.

Cassidy Rae Petit, 26, of Oakland, is seen in an undated photograph. Petit died Jan. 14, 2024 when a small airplane crashed off the coast of Half Moon Bay. Three different individuals died within the crash; Petit’s household stated that her fiancé, Lochie Ferrier, 27, was amongst them. (Photograph courtesy of Sarah Kjelleran) 

The physique of 26-year-old Cassidy Rae Petit, an Oakland resident who not too long ago moved from Vermont, was noticed floating within the ocean close to Ross’ Cove in Moss Seashore, in keeping with the San Mateo County Coroner’s Workplace. That website is about two miles south of the place the single-engine plane she was driving in was seen falling out of the sky the night of Jan. 14.

Petit’s stays had been transferred to the harbor grasp at Pillar Level Marina after which put within the custody of the coroner’s workplace. She was positively recognized by way of fingerprint evaluation, the company stated in a information launch Thursday.

Petit and her fiancée, 27-year-old Lochie Ferrier — who owned and was flying the four-seater Cozy MK IV — died within the crash, together with San Francisco couple Isaac Zimmern and Emma Willmer-Shiles, each 27. Willmer-Shiles’ physique was recovered the day after they died.

Memorials for Petit and Ferrier are scheduled for Sunday in and round Burlington, Vermont, the place the 2 met. Tragically, that’s the day they had been planning to marry in Kauai, Hawaii.

It stays unclear what precipitated the airplane to fail. The Nationwide Transportation Security Board is investigating the crash, with a preliminary report anticipated by mid-February. Components of the wreckage washed ashore and had been recovered.

The airplane crash was first reported shortly after 7 p.m. Jan. 14 when a witness alerted authorities to the sight of a small propeller airplane flying erratically close to Half Moon Bay Airport and Moss Seashore Distillery, in keeping with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Workplace. The caller reportedly heard the engine sputter out earlier than the plane fell out of sight.

Rescuers from the U.S. Coast Guard and the sheriff’s workplace combed the waters that evening and the next morning however finally suspended their search.

Earlier reporting has confirmed that Ferrier — an skilled check pilot — purchased the homebuilt plane, assembled from a number of pre-built kits, final 12 months.