A plane that crashed in California, US, on Sunday was put together piece by piece in a house over nearly 10 years.
Thane Ostroth, a retired dentist, began building the aircraft in 1999 and flew it for the first time in 2008. The man sold the plane to a young pilot last year for $100,000 (more than 91,000 euros).
According to ABC News, Ostroth stated that the buyer knew a lot about airplanes and landed the plane “perfectly” on its first flight. “That’s well done,” Ostrot said to the buyer at the time.
Thane Ostroth learned about the plane crash in an online group and admitted it was “traumatic” to know that the plane he had spent so much time on had crashed with people on board.
Investigators believe there were four people on board the plane. No survivors were found and only one body was recovered from the waters near Half Moon Bay. The victim has already been identified.
The plane was registered to an Oaklandbased company called Winged Wallabies, Inc., according to Federal Aviation Administration records.
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