Woman Identified as Victim in Small Plane crash near Half Moon Bay
A tragic incident unfolded near Half Moon Bay as a small plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean, claiming the life of a young woman. The San Mateo County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 27-year-old San Francisco resident, Emma Willmer-Shiles.
The crash occurred on Sunday evening, and a concerned citizen immediately reported the distressing scene to emergency services. The plane was seen descending towards the water near Half Moon Bay, prompting a swift response from the authorities.
Following an extensive search, Emma Willmer-Shiles’ lifeless body was discovered in the water on Monday morning, not far from where the single-engine aircraft went down. The wreckage was later identified as a Cozy Mark IV, a four-seat light aircraft that can be built from a kit.
Emma Willmer-Shiles had an impressive academic background, having attended Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory in San Francisco and studied at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She was also a member of the rowing team during the 2014-15 season at MIT, showcasing her athleticism and determination.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are currently investigating the cause of the crash. Their findings will shed light on what led to this tragic event, providing closure and answers for the grieving family and friends of Emma Willmer-Shiles.
Half Moon Bay, located in San Mateo County, is a picturesque coastal town known for its beautiful beaches and scenic views. The incident has left the community in shock and mourning the loss of a young life. The local authorities are working diligently to ensure the safety of their residents and visitors, taking this incident as an opportunity to review and enhance safety measures in the area.
As the investigation unfolds, it is important to remember Emma Willmer-Shiles and the impact she had on those around her. Our thoughts and condolences go out to her loved ones during this difficult time.
Please note that this is a developing story, and any further updates will be provided as more information becomes available.
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