- Feb 18, 2010
Three Tesla employees killed in crash identified, remembered [w/video]
Wreckage from the deadly Palo Alto plane crash – Click above to watch the video after the break
Details on the deadly airplane crash that took the lives of three Tesla Motors employees are now filtering in, including the identities of the deceased. As reported yesterday, the Cessna 310 aircraft was owned by 56-year-old Doug Bourn, who worked as a senior electrical engineer at the electric car company, and he was indeed piloting the aircraft when it went down.
The other two passengers have been identified as Andrew Ingram, 31, of Palo Alto, an electrical engineer; and Brian M. Finn, 42, of East Palo Alto; a senior manager of interactive electronics. Finn reportedly lived with his one-year-old daughter just two blocks from where the plane went down in East Palo Alto.
It's still not known what caused the plane to go down, but the San Jose Mercury News reports that it was likely a mechanical problem of some kind and not necessarily due to the foggy conditions that were encountered on Wednesday. Click past the break for a video from the Contra Costa Times.
[Source: San Jose Mercury News]