UPDATE 9 pm – The SLO Tribune is reporting that 2 people were rescued from this crash.
My son reported from the hermitage that he heard sirens and something that sounded like a loud shot from the direction of Lucia around 4:45 pm. Another reader reported that he saw the last of an airplane crash into the ocean from his position at Gorda Mountain. He witnessed the last 15 minutes or so, before the plane sank. The Coast Guard were on the scene. These two reportings may have been related.
John Galuszka sent me these photos of the incident: