Sources close to the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department say they have no evidence that a plane crashed into the San Pablo Bay over the weekend.
A spokesperson said they had initially received a call from an area teacher who had been out in the area with several students. At some point, she placed a call to 911 dispatch saying she believed to have seen a small plane spiral out of control before crashing into the water.
Contra Costa Sheriff’s officials contacted the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Coast Guard right away. Both agencies conducted an extensive search, they said, but were unable to locate anything that indicated a plane had crashed in that area.
There was no visible debris, they said, and there were no signs of spilled oil or gas in the area.
Authorities say they are still not sure what the woman actually saw, but at this time, it seems she did not witness an aviation accident.
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