Hollister, CA - Jewish Pilot Dies In Small Plane Crash
Hollister, CA - The pilot of a small plane is dead after his aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from Hollister Municipal Airport early Thursday.
San Benito County authorities say the single-engine Mooney plane went down about 5 to 10 miles from the airport around 6:30 a.m.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Rick Uribe says the 28-year-old male pilot was the only person on board the plane. His name has not been released.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Hollister Municipal Airport is located just outside the community of Hollister, or about 50 miles southeast of San Jose.
According to Australian Jewish News wire , the man killed has been identified as 28-year-old Benny Glattstein who is originally from Australia, Glattstein was heading back to Sydney for the wedding of a close friend.
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