Three Tesla employees die in plane crash |

It has been confirmed that a small Cessna twin-engine airplane has crashed in East Palo Alto near San Francisco yesterday, carrying three high ranking employees from Tesla Motors, the manufacturer of the popular electric roadster.

It seems that due to dense fog, the plane, owned by senior electric engineer Doug Bourn, crashed in the neighborhood after hitting a couple of power lines. The hulk of the plane damaged a number of homes, but there were no other casualties besides the Tesla employees in the plane.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk released a statement about the events:

Three Tesla employees were on board a plane that crashed in East Palo Alto early this morning. We are withholding their identities as we work with the relevant authorities to notify the families. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Tesla is a small, tightly-knit company, and this is a tragic day for us.

The news is quite tragic indeed, as Tesla is quickly becoming a major player in the new electric sportscar market. The Roadster is quite popular, and with the plans for the Model S sedan coming to fruition in the near future, growth was guaranteed.

Source: Autoblog

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