San Jose Mother Succumbs to Injuries From Riverside Plane Crash - NBC 7 San Diego

San Jose Mother Succumbs to Injuries From Riverside Plane Crash

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    Stacey Pierce, right, and Dana Hijazi.

    A San Jose mother who survived a plane crash in Riverside last month has died, officials said.

    San Bernardino Sheriff spokesperson Jodi Miller on Wednesday confirmed the death of Stacey Pierce.

    "It's a sad day today. God needed another angel," family friend Sheryll Van Gelder wrote on a GoFundMe page for Pierce. "Stacey Joanne Pierce is now at peace with her parents."

    Pierce had been ejected from a twin-engine Cessna 310 that crashed Feb. 27 into a Southern California neighborhood. Silvia Farelas was the only other crash survivor. Farelas' daughter, 22-year-old Adine Farelas, died, as did Pierce's parents, Nouri and Dana Hijazi.

    The crash, about a half-mile northeast of Riverside Municipal Airport, occurred as the travelers were returning from a cheerleading conference at Disneyland in Anaheim.

    Four homes were damaged from the crash and fireball.

    The crash investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board will likely take weeks to complete.