A spokesman for the San Luis Obisbo County sheriff’s office says two people have died in a plane crash at a private airstrip in the town of Templeton.
Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Cipolla says witnesses reported seeing the single-engine Piper Cub take off, lurch to the right and then spiral into an open field at about 10 a.m. Saturday.
Cipolla says the people who died were the pilot and a passenger, both male. Their identities are not being released until relatives are notified.
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are headed to the crash site.
Templeton is a little more than five miles south of Paso Robles.
Belgium’s final warm-up game before the World Cup was postponed after a severe hail storm forced players off the field.
Many people’s choice as dark horses to succeed in Brazil were playing Tunisia at the King Baudoin stadium in Brussels when supercell thunderstorms erupted over north east Europe.
Hail stones the size of golf balls rained down on the pitch, eventually forcing players from both teams off after 24 minutes with the score still goalless.
The game was resumed after 40minutes once the storm passed.
Sixty migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia have drowned in the worst disaster to occur off the coast of Yemen this year, the United Nations has said.
Two Yemeni crew members also died when the boat capsized in the Red Sea.
“The tragedy is the largest single loss of life this year of migrants and refugees attempting to reach Yemen via the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden,” the UN’s refugee agency said.
After the incident, witnesses said that the bodies of dozens of illegal immigrants were found on the beaches of Yemen.
Approximately 50 bodies were found and buried near the town of Zoubab. Local residents used a bulldozer to bury the migrants in a mass grave.
An unnamed official said that the capsized boat was one of two which were travelling in convoy.
The first boat, holding the 60 immigrants, capsized while the second boat, carrying 45 migrants, was captured and those on board were arrested.
This week, Yemen’s Ministry of the Interior released a statement saying that up to 2,500 African immigrants arrived in Yemen in May via boats from Somalia.
This influx has led to fears within the country that some Somali members of al-Shabaab may be disguising themselves as immigrants to sneak into the country, which already acts as a haven for al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) militants.