BREAKING: Three Tesla executives killed in Palo Alto plane crash

A plane crash this morning in a residential neighborhood in East Palo Alto, killed three people onboard said to be Tesla Motors executives.

According to SF Gate:

The plane crashed on the 1200 block of Beech Street near Pulgas Avenue about 7:55 a.m., said Lt. Ray Lunny of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department. A house on the street was damaged and the plane destroyed three cars, Lunny said, but there were no reports of injuries on the ground.

Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said the plane was a twin-engine Cessna 310 that had taken off from Palo Alto Airport, about a mile to the southwest, and was bound for Hawthorne Municipal Airport in Los Angeles County.

The plane was owned by Doug Bourn a senior electrical engineer for Tesla Motors, the electric-car company said. Tesla has yet to release a statement about the crash.

Update: It has been confirmed via Twitter that CEO Elon Musk was not on board.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: SFGate