A plane that crashed after taking off from Salinas Municipal Airport on Saturday was carrying a Midwestern physician and his father. Both perished in the wreckage.
Dr. Scott Clarke, the 41-year-old pilot, and his dad, Patrick Clarke, 67, died when the Cessna 421 slammed into a mountainous area near Fresno. Witnesses heard the crash about 7:30 p.m., according to the Monterey County Herald.
The plane was heading for Omaha, Neb., where the elder Clarke was a prominent businessman, according to the Lebanon Daily Record. His son was a pain-management doctor at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo., according to KY3.com.