Three Tesla Auto Execs perish in Palo Alto plane crash

Posted By: Steve Bellamy on February 17, 2010 9:02 pm

A tragic day for the families of three Tesla Motors executives as well as all of us who love a snow pack.  Tesla the coolest electric car company out there makes the sleek two seater that is the rage among the affluent came out with the following statement. 

“Three Tesla employees were on board a plane that crashed in East Palo Alto early this morning. We are withholding their identities as we work with the relevant authorities to notify the families. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Tesla is a small, tightly-knit company, and this is a tragic day for us.”

The three were in a small twin-engine Cessna and crashed in an East Palo Alto neighborhood after reportedly hitting power lines and then it exploded in the air.  There was a dense fog warning issued by the National Weather Service at the time.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the familes and the folks at the great Tesla.