MONT DIABLO (KPIX 5) – New details appeared Sunday night about the man who was killed plane crashed on Mount Diablo sometimes friday night.
Hikers found the wreck of Chris Bar's 49-year-old aircraft in a remote area of Mt. Diablo just before 3:00 pm Saturday afternoon.
Dennis Schriber met Bar nearly 30 years ago, while skydiving and the two quickly became friends.
"He's crazy and I'm probably half," said Dennis.
He says that Bar lived life to the extreme; he was a skydiver and motorcyclist and a few months ago he decided to get his pilot's license. Schriber has been a pilot for years.
"By flying, that's all he could talk about, since he started, that's all he could talk about, he called me every day, something else about planes," he said. Schriber.
De Bar worked as an elevator repair technician in South Bay during the week and stayed with friends in Hayward. He spent weekends at his home in Granite Bay, near Sacramento. A few weeks ago, he bought a unique engine, the Mooney M20, to commute weekly.
"He was still in student status. In high-performance aircraft, things happen so much faster, "Schriber said.
Bar takes off shortly after 8:00 pm on Friday from the Hayward Executive Airport in Lincoln, Calif., but he has never done it.
"It will be missed by everyone," said Schriber.
"You're not supposed to survive your kids," said De Bar's father, Chris of Bar Sr.
Bar's brothers and the rest of his family gathered at his father's home in San Leandro. Chris Sr. says that he knows his eldest son died by doing exactly what he wanted to do.
"Full of life, everything, everything he could think of, everything he wanted to do anyway, I would probably say that I was not afraid to die." He was afraid of not living Said Chris Sr.
Investigators are now trying to determine the cause of the accident of the aircraft. The bad weather on Friday night could be a factor as well as a pilot error or mechanical failure. The survey is managed by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.