Oakley man, SF woman identified as duo killed in South Lake Tahoe plane crash

EL DORADO COUNTY (BCN) — Two Bay Area residents have been identified Thursday as the occupants of an aircraft that crashed last weekend in a South Lake Tahoe neighborhood, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.

Conrad Yu, 73, of Oakley, and Mary Choy, 66, of San Francisco, died in a plane that crashed at about 5:45 p.m. Saturday in the 1600 block of Tionontati Street, according to the sheriff’s office.

Yu was the owner and pilot of the plane, sheriff’s deputies said. Yu worked for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 26 years before founding his own company in 2005, according to his LinkedIn page.

Yu and his sole passenger, Choy, were identified based on dental evidence, sheriff’s deputies said.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the aircraft, a Beech 35 Bonanza, crashed into a house upon departure from Lake Tahoe Airport.

Local authorities said there were no injuries to anyone inside the house, according to Kenitzer.

Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.

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