Pilot Robert Pursel Jr. killed and BART service interrupted when small plane crashes on train tracks at Whipple Road and Railroad Avenue in Hayward, California

Modified Date: 
Tue, 06/28/2016 - 8:22am
Accident Date: 
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Small plane crash: Pilot dead, BART service stops in Hayward

Trains headed north from Fremont and Union City were stopped at South Hayward and unable to make it to the Coliseum station, the landing spot for fans going to Oracle Arena to see the Golden State Warriors play the Cleveland Cavaliers in a winner-takes-all-showdown for the NBA crown.

Bay Area Resident Identified As Pilot Who Died In Plane Crash On BART Tracks

Robert Pursel Jr. was the pilot of the Piper PA-23-150 that crashed and caught fire on transfer tracks near BART’s Hayward Maintenance Complex just before noon on Sunday. He worked as the director of investor relations at MagnaChip Semiconductor Corp., a company spokesman confirmed.

People Involved: 
Robert Pursel Jr.

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