- Associated Press - Friday, July 14, 2017

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have identified the man killed in a small plane crash in California that also left three other people hospitalized, including two who were airlifted to a hospital.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/2taDP1v ) 38-year-old William Sachs Goldman died when the single-engine aircraft carrying four people crashed on Thursday. The plane went down about 1,000 feet (305 meters) from a regional airport in Sonoma County.

Goldman, an assistant professor at the University of San Francisco, was the grandson of the late well-known San Francisco philanthropists Richard and Rhoda Goldman.

Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, says the cause of the crash is unknown.

The three injured passengers were taken to hospitals in unknown condition. The two people who had to be airlifted went to a children’s hospital.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com


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