Pilot killed in plane crash onto BART tracks


At least one person died after a small plane went down and landed on BART tracks in Hayward Sunday, prompting BART to halt service in the area.

At about 11:57 a.m., fire officials first received a report that a small, single-engine, 20-foot wingspan plane had went down near 150 Sandoval Way, causing a small fire, according to Hayward fire Capt. Don Nichelson.

Aside from the fatality, no other injuries have been reported, Nichelson said.

BART has stopped service between the South Hayward Station and the Fremont Station on the Fremont line, according to BART officials. The crash came just hours before the Golden State Warriors taken on the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena.

BART is asking passengers to find alternate means of transportation and suggests passengers take the AC Transit Buss line 99, which will take them between the South Hayward and Fremont stations.

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