Earlier today we reported that .
Mona ran the , an interior design business in downtown Danville. Peter was a developer -- in the Lamorinda area -- and president of the California Bank of Commerce based in Lafayette.
A note on the door at Pacific Bay Interior said that the business would be closed until Thursday.
"Please bear with us as we mourn the tragic loss of Peter and Mona Branagh who passed away this weekend in an airplane crash," the note stated.
Those seeking assistance with Pacific Bay Interior should call Jen McDonough at 925-989-0992.
From our story earlier today:
A spokesman at California Bank of Commerce offices said details were not being released as family members were still getting word of and processing the news. The couple was believed to have been flying from Utah to Aspen, Colorado, where they maintained a home, when their plane went down.
"We've lost a great director, a great man, a great friend," a company official said Monday. "We are withholding further statement out of respect for the family."
Initial reports indicate that a debris field found in Sevier County, central Utah, was wreckage from a small airplane that went missing on a flight from California to Colorado Saturday night.
Officials in Utah said a privately hired helicopter spotted debris in the Sevier County's Saleratus Canyon, about 30 miles southeast of Salina. Investigators are attempting to confirm if the wreckage is that of a Cirrus SR22 registered to Springhill Aviation LLC in Danville.
Two people were aboard the downed aircraft, the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a press release, but their names were not given.
The plane was traveling from northern California to Aspen, Colo. when it was reported overdue and family members started calling for assistance. Radar tracking last placed the plane in Sevier County.
Civil Air Patrol search aircraft as well as a plane from the Emery County Sheriff’s Office and private helicopters contracted by the family joined in the search. The Cirrus SR22 is equipped with the Cirrus Aircraft Parachute System (CAPS), an emergency parachute capable of lowering the entire aircraft and its occupants to the ground in the event of an engine failure.
It is not known if that system was deployed.
Did you know Mona or Peter?