May 9 (UPI) -- Two people died when their single-engine amphibious plane crashed in Napa County, Calif., a sheriff's captain confirmed.
The plane, an Icon A5 capable of landing on water and manufactured by Icon Aircraft of Vacaville, crashed on Monday morning at the eastern end of Lake Barryessa at an inlet known as Little Portuguese Cove.
The pilot, Jon Murray, 55, and a passenger, Cagri Sever, 41, were found dead in the wreckage. Both were employed by Icon Aircraft.
The cause of the crash was under investigation.
The site of the incident was inaccessible by land, and deputies used boats to arrive at the scene of the crash, said Capt. Steve Blower of the Napa County Sheriff's Office.
It was unclear if the plane was in the air or taxiing on the surface of the lake when the accident occurred.
"We get a lot of people up there doing touchdowns with their float boats and stuff like that, so it's fairly common to have a lot of planes up here at the lake," Capt. Keith Behlmer said.
Icon Aircraft has built about 20 of the model that crashed. Each sells for about $200,000.