Minor aircraft crash kills 2 in Sacramento County, says FAA

CFO Raley, chief pilot identified as those killed in the plane crash in remote Sac County

Two people died after a small plane crashed in a remote area of ​​Sacramento County on Sunday morning, authorities said. The victims of the crash were identified as 56-year-old Kenneth Mueller from El Dorado Hills and 68-year-old Richard Conte from Orangevale. The Beech 58 plane crashed around 9 a.m. in a garden near Christensen and Twin Cities roads in Galt, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Authorities told KCRA 3 that firefighters had to swim through a small body of water to reach the plane. Only Mueller and Conte were on the plane and both died at the crash site, officials said. Mueller is chief financial officer for Raley’s, while Conte is their chief pilot, according to a statement from the organization that reads, in part: We were informed by authorities of a plane crash involving two long-term members of Raley’s team, Ken Mueller, Chief Financial Officer and Richard Conte. , Chief Pilot. Our organization is deeply saddened and heartbroken. Right now, we are focused on supporting their family, friends and colleagues. The investigation is being handled by regulatory agencies and we hope to learn more in the days and weeks ahead. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating. It is not clear what caused the accident.

Two people died after a small plane crashed in a remote area of ​​Sacramento County on Sunday morning, authorities said.

The victims of the crash were identified as 56-year-old Kenneth Mueller from El Dorado Hills and 68-year-old Richard Conte from Orangevale.

The Beech 58 plane crashed around 9 a.m. in a garden near Christensen and Twin Cities roads in Galt, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Authorities told KCRA 3 that firefighters had to swim through a small body of water to reach the plane. Only Mueller and Conte were on the plane and both died at the crash site, officials said.

Mueller is chief financial officer for Raley’s, while Conte is their chief pilot, according to a statement from the organization that reads, in part:

We were alerted by authorities to a plane crash involving two long-term Raley team members, Ken Mueller, Chief Financial Officer and Richard Conte, Chief Pilot. Our organization is deeply saddened and heartbroken.

Right now, we are focused on supporting their family, friends and colleagues.

The investigation is being handled by regulatory agencies and we hope to learn more in the days and weeks ahead.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

It is not clear what caused the accident.

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