Tesla Motors have confirmed this evening that 3 of their employees were killed today in a plane crash near Palo Alto.

It has now been confirmed that the company’s high-profile Chief Executive Elon Musk was not on the plane. Posting on Twitter in the past hour he said “We lost 3 employees in a plane crash today. We’re a small company and this is a tragic day. Our thoughts go out to their families” – Elon.

Musk went on to later say, “We are withholding their identities as we work with the relevant authorities to notify the families.”

The plane, a twin-engined Cessna 310, crashed in foggy weather shortly after takeoff from Palo Alto Airport. The plane crashed into two homes and several cars on the ground, causing a power outage and shutting down part of Facebook’s network.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends and colleagues of those involved.

Written By

Steve Davies

Steve is an investor, private equity advisor and former Partner at KPMG, PwC and Bain.   Most importantly he's a life-long car enthusiast, mountain biker and active sports enthusiast. He designs and builds technology platforms and is the architect behind Transmission.

More from this author

Privacy Preference Center

%d bloggers like this: