SONOMA, CALIFORNIA (July 13 , 2017) – William Sachs Goldman has been identified as the man killed in a plane crash near the Sonoma Skyport Airport on Thursday, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 12:45 pm. A small plane, identified as a single engine Cirrus SR-22 crashed in the Schell Vista area of San Luis Road and Broadway near Sonoma after apparently experiencing difficulties. Witnesses saw the plane’s emergency parachute deploy out of the back of the airplane, and also heard the engine cutting in and out.
The pilot, 38 year old William Goldman, was tragically killed in the accident. His two children, George and Marie, were both injured in the crash and were rushed to local hospitals. A female was also injured in the crash and has not been identified. William Sachs Goldman was an assistant professor of international studies at the University of San Francisco, and the University has already issued a statement about how much the professor will be missed.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”