March 13, 20213 min read, 547 words
'I feel like God protected me': Oakland pilot survives total engine failure, lands on Moraga hillside
Published: March 13, 2021 | 3 min read, 547 words
As Steve Marlin flew his small plane over the Caldecott Tunnel and downtown Orinda on Friday afternoon, everything was smooth. Then he heard a large pop. The sound pilots dread.“It was POW!” Marlin recalled. “The engine was gurgling and I knew it was a matter of time.”At an eleva...