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Raley's CFO, Chief Pilot killed in plane crash near Galt

The two men killed in the plane crash near Galt were identified as Raley's CFO Ken Mueller of El Dorado Hills and Chief Pilot Richard Conte of Orangevale.

GALT, Calif. — Two men, both longtime members of the Raley's Supermarkets team, were killed in a plane crash near Galt Sunday.

The county coroner's office identified the two men as Chief Financial Officer Ken Mueller, 56, of El Dorado Hills; and 68-year-old Chief Pilot Richard Conte, of Orangevale.

"Our organization is deeply saddened and heartbroken," Raley's said in a statement to ABC10. "At this time, we are focused on supporting their families, friends and our colleagues."

The Beechcraft Baron 58 went down shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday at a private almond orchard near Galt, south of Sacramento on Christensen Road.

Firefighters had to wade and swim to reach the plane, authorities said. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

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