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Four members of Sacramento family killed in plane crash in Visalia | Updates

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office confirms that four members of a Sacramento area family were involved in a fatal plane crash in Visalia on Saturday.

VISALIA, Calif. — Update Dec. 6: 

The Tulare County Sheriff's Office has released the names of four people involved in a fatal plane crash Saturday in Visalia. 

The sheriff's office identified the four people killed in the crash are all part of a Sacramento family.

According to a Facebook post, 78-year-old David Chelini; his daughters 46-year-old Karen Baker, and 48-year-old Donna Chelini; and his 58-year-old nephew, Steven Chelini were killed in the crash.

The plane was registered to David Chelini, according to FAA records.

UPDATE (12/6/21): Victims of Deadly Plane Crash in Visalia Identified The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office has identified...

Posted by Tulare County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, December 4, 2021

Original Story Dec. 5:

Authorities say four people were killed when a single-engine plane crashed in heavy fog minutes after takeoff from a small airport in central California. 

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office has not confirmed the name of the pilot or the three other people who died in the crash. However, according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records, the plane was registered to a Sacramento man named David Joseph Chelini.

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office says emergency crews responded shortly after 6:30 p.m. Saturday to reports of a crash in a field just west of Visalia Municipal Airport.

The FAA says there were four people aboard the 1966 Beechcraft Bonanza. 

A sheriff's official says four people were killed in the crash. The victims have not been identified. 

It's not immediately known where the plane was headed. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

It is not yet known if weather was a factor in the crash.

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