April 28, 2014 in Nation/World

In brief: Planes collide over San Francisco Bay

From Wire Reports
 

RICHMOND, Calif. – The Coast Guard searched for a pilot in the northern part of San Francisco Bay on Sunday after two small planes collided over the water and only one of the aircraft landed safely, authorities said.

Debris was spotted in San Pablo Bay after the 4:05 p.m. collision near the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, Petty Officer Loumania Stewart said.

The collision involved a single-engine Cessna 210 and a single-engine Hawker Sea Fury TMK 20, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said. Each aircraft had one person on board.

The Cessna crashed into the water and the pilot of the Hawker was able to land safely at Eagle’s Nest Airport in the small Northern California city of Ione, Gregor said. The pilot was reportedly uninjured.

Gregor said both planes took off from Half Moon Bay Airport, roughly 20 miles south of San Francisco.

FAA records indicate the Hawker is registered to Sanders Aeronautics Inc. in Ione. A man who answered the phone at the company’s listed number declined to comment.

Police: Mother admits killing baby

LIVERMORE, Calif. – A young mother believed to be suffering from depression admitted to investigators that she stabbed her 7-month-old son to death in a Northern California park, police said Sunday.

Ashley Newton, 23, of San Jose was arrested Saturday on suspicion of murder, the East Bay Regional Parks District Police Department said in a statement.

Investigators continue to interview her family and friends in an attempt to make sense of the alleged crime.

“This is an extremely shocking case for us,” said Chief Timothy Anderson of the park’s police department.

The motive remains unclear, but Anderson said Newton had a history of depression and appeared to have self-inflicted knife wounds on her wrist.

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