Hey Tall, I read about that guy AND his wife. They flew from Oroville - "OVE " (where I am headed tomorrow-Sunday- 11/13) to Santa Rosa. It was night time and they crashed INTO Mt. St Helena. I never found out what happened in that case. They flew that route all the time. This particular evening, if my memory serves me, the weather was below minimums. They crashed and both husband and wife died.
In reference to the wreck on Thursday evening, only 2 minutes after discontinuing flight following the plane crashed. Keep in mind that this pilot KNEW the terrain and KNEW his plane. He flew it every single week.
His last words form Center was "thanks for the show" referring lightening that he observed off the Golden Gate. From that moment to his death was only 2 minutes.
I still say.....strange