LOS ANGELES -- Press reports tentatively have identified the three people killed yesterday in Palo Alto, Calif., in a crash of a small plane belonging to a Tesla Motors executive.
The San Jose Mercury News reported that the three people aboard the plane were Doug Bourn, 56, a senior electrical engineer; Andrew Ingram, 31, an electrical engineer; and Brian Finn, 42, a senior manager of interactive electronics.
The newspaper cited employees within the electric-vehicle maker as the source for the identities. Tesla officially declined to confirm the identities of the individuals to the newspaper. Attempts to reach Tesla's public relations officials were unsuccessful. A press conference in Palo Alto was scheduled for this afternoon.
The plane was registered to Air Unique Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif. Air Unique was registered with Bourn.