Store manager sought for plane crash
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The 32-year-old manager of an El Cerrito appliance rental company is being sought for questioning in the theft and crash of a $150,000 turboprop plane from Buchanan Field early Tuesday morning.
Although it was believed the pilotthief may have died In the crash, no body has been found despite extensive searches conducted by Contra Costa County sheriff's divers and bloodhounds in nearby Walnut Creek.
Sheriff's Lt. Telford Terry said his office is seeking William Clyde Baird, reportedly a manager or Remco, a firm that rents television and VCR sets.
Baird is a licensed pilot, according to Terry, and has not been seen since late Monday night. A van, leased to Remco, was found at the airport.
Bloodstained clothing was found in the wreckage of the plane, leading authorities to suspect the occupant was injured after the plane crashed into marsh land next to the airport.
The twin-engined Aero Commander was owned by Cal West Aviation, a charter service.
The San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, California)
05 Dec 1985, Thu