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Twin Otter Airplane Crash, 35 Miles West of Pacifica, CA

35 miles West of Pacifica, CA | 2023-May-20

Initial Notification: On the afternoon of 20-MAY-2023, USCG Sector San Francisco contacted their NOAA SSC to discuss the pollution potential of a crashed Twin Otter aircraft that crashed roughly 40 miles WSW of San Francisco International Airport (SFO) with an estimated 1,000 gallons of Jet A fuel on board. Search & rescue operations are underway and USCG requested fuel fate information to consider potential pollution threats.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 37° 31.15′ North
Longitude (approximate): 123° 7.10′ West