Pilot killed in plane crash Monday was Pleasanton resident

Michael Seal, 75, had just taken off from Livermore Airport

A pilot killed in a plane crash Monday night north of Livermore in unincorporated Alameda County has been identified as 75-year-old Michael Seal of Pleasanton.

The crash occurred around 9 p.m. Monday near the end of Hartford Avenue off North Livermore Avenue in an open field, according to Alameda County fire Battalion Chief Bob Hopken.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said the single-engine Piper PA22 crashed around three miles northeast of the Livermore Municipal Airport, where the flight had originated. The plane reportedly had control problems before the crash.

The crash started a two-acre grass fire, which firefighters extinguished, Hopken said.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Keith Burbank, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by Monika
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 2, 2015 at 9:38 am

Such a tragedy...Sincere condolences to the family...

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