2 dead after plane from Sacramento crashes in Marin Headlands

A federal investigation is underway into why a Sacramento-area plane crashed near the Golden Gate Bridge, killing the two people on board. One of the dead people has been identified as Jennifer “JJ” Fox, the mother of a Jesuit High School student, the school said in a letter to families Saturday. Fox was also the father of another child at St. Francis High School. The other person was identified early Monday as Michael B. Briare, 57, of Sacramento. He was senior vice president of employee benefits at HUB International Insurance Services Inc. “Our team at HUB is devastated by the loss of Mike Briare and JJ Fox,” said Rob McVicar, executive vice president of HUB. “Mike was a loving father, a true friend and mentor to many. He was highly respected throughout the insurance industry. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, valued clients and the HUB family.” The plane, a single-engine, fixed-wing Vans RV-10, crashed shortly after noon on a hill near the iconic Golden Gate Bridge on Friday. At the time of the accident, the area was surrounded by thick fog. According to flight records from the aircraft’s ADS-B, a system that automatically transmits the aircraft’s location and movement, the aircraft took off from Sacramento Executive Airport, flew just over 40 minutes into the San Francisco Bay and crashed. in the Marin Headlands. Before the crash, the plane circled twice over the Golden Gate Bridge. Several aviation experts told KCRA 3 that the loop over the bridge just before the accident “looks sharp.” “Our plan is to document the wreckage before clearing it for recovery to a secure facility in Sacramento,” officials said at a news conference Saturday with the National Transportation Safety Board. According to records obtained from FlightAware, the aircraft, with tail number N54MG, is a relatively new, 2017 aircraft. It could seat four people and is classified as “experimental,” which the Federal Aviation Administration says is issued to aircraft built in kit. The FAA website explains the experimental classification regarding kit aircraft as aircraft that were “assembled without the supervision and quality control of the production certificate holder.” According to the FAA, kit aircraft are not uncommon. Investigations involving the FAA and the NTSB can take several months, up to five years. The plane was removed from the scene by the NTSB on Sunday. It will now be placed in a secure facility in Sacramento while authorities investigate, the NTSB said Saturday. VIDEO BELOW | Sacramento high school father dies in deadly plane crash in Marin Headlands

A federal investigation is underway into why a Sacramento-area plane crashed near the Golden Gate Bridge, killing the two people on board.

One of the people killed has been identified as Jennifer “JJ” Fox, the mother of a Jesuit High School student, the school said in a letter to families Saturday. Fox was also the father of another child at St. Francis High School.

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The other person was identified early Monday as Michael B. Briare, 57, of Sacramento. He was senior vice president of employee benefits at HUB International Insurance Services Inc.

“Our team at HUB is devastated by the loss of Mike Briare and JJ Fox,” said Rob McVicar, Executive Vice President of HUB. “Mike was a loving father, a true friend and mentor to many. He was highly respected throughout the insurance industry. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, valued clients and the HUB family.”

The plane, a single-engine, fixed-wing Vans RV-10, crashed shortly after noon on a hill near the iconic Golden Gate Bridge on Friday. At the time of the accident, the area was surrounded by thick fog.

According to flight records from the aircraft’s ADS-B, a system that automatically transmits the aircraft’s location and movement, the aircraft took off from Sacramento Executive Airport, flew just over 40 minutes into the San Francisco Bay and crashed. in the Marin Headlands.

Just before the accident, the plane circled twice over the Golden Gate Bridge.

FlightAware shows the flight path of the Sacramento-area plane that crashed Friday in the Marin Headlands

Several aviation experts told KCRA 3 that the loop over the bridge just before the accident “looks sharp.”

“Our plan is to document the wreckage before clearing it for recovery to a secure facility in Sacramento,” officials said at a news conference Saturday with the National Transportation Safety Board.

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According to records obtained from FlightAware, the aircraft, with tail number N54MG, is a relatively new, 2017 aircraft. It could seat four people and is classified as “experimental,” which the Federal Aviation Administration says is issued to aircraft built in kit.

The FAA website explains the experimental classification regarding kit-built aircraft as aircraft that were “assembled without the supervision and quality control of the production certificate holder.”

According to the FAA, kit-built aircraft are not uncommon.

Investigations involving the FAA and NTSB can take several months, up to five years.

The plane was removed from the scene by the NTSB on Sunday. It will now be placed in a secure facility in Sacramento while authorities investigate, the NTSB said Saturday.

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