South Lake Tahoe plane crash victims identified by coroner |

South Lake Tahoe plane crash victims identified by coroner

Sebastian Foltz

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE —The El Dorado County Coroner’s Office has identified the two victims of the single-engine plane crash that occurred over the weekend in a South Lake Tahoe neighborhood. The subjects were described as the plane’s owner, 73-year-old Conrad Yu of Oakley, Calif., and the passenger, Mary Choy, 66, of San Francisco. Yu was reportedly piloting the Beech 35 Bonanza aircraft when it crashed shortly after takeoff, Saturday evening, Oct. 10. No one on the ground was injured as a result of the incident. Two guests in a vacation that caught fire after the crash escaped the home without injury. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board investigation into the incident is ongoing. A cause for the crash has yet to be determined.

Prior to the press release identifying the two deceased , a spokesperson for the coroner’s office said dental records and other scientific testing was required to confirm the crash victims’ identities due to the condition of the remains.

The incident is the fourth fatal accident of its kind near the Lake Tahoe Airport since 2009.

Read more about the ongoing story here.

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