3rd body in Half Moon Bay plane crash identified

(KRON) — The body of the man thought to have been the pilot in last month’s deadly plane crash in the ocean near Half Moon Bay has been identified, according to the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office. The coroner’s office received a call on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 11:35 a.m. from the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office reporting a body in the water.

The body, according to the coroner, had been found floating in the Pacific Ocean near Ross’ Cove in Moss Beach, the same area where the plane went down. The body was recovered and transferred to the Harbor Master at Pillar Point Marina, officials said.

The coroner’s office responded to the scene and assumed jurisdiction over the case. A DNA comparison identified the body as 27-year-old Lochie Ferrier.

Ferrier was believed to have been the pilot of the small, single-engine Cozy Mark IV when it crashed on Jan. 14. Two other bodies, that of Ferrier’s fiancé, 26-year-old Cassidy Rae Petit, and that of 27-year-old Emma Willmer-Shiles, have already been recovered.

A report from the National Transportation Safety Board released days after the crash indicated that there were four people on board the plane when it crashed.

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