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Tahoe plane crash victims were from Bay Area

In an image from video, fire from a fatal South Lake Tahoe plane crash spreads to a nearby residence.
In an image from video, fire from a fatal South Lake Tahoe plane crash spreads to a nearby residence. CBS 13 Sacramento

The identities of two people killed in a South Lake Tahoe plane crash over the weekend have been released by the El Dorado County sheriff-coroner.

With the help of a forensic odontologist, the two were identified as Conrad Yu, 73, of Oakley, Contra Costa County, and Mary Choy, 66, of San Francisco.

Forensic odontologists are specially trained dentists who help identify remains. Forensic dentists are called upon to identify bodies in plane crashes and house fires when they can’t be identified through fingerprints or other means.

The single-engine plane, piloted and owned by Yu, hit the home in the 1600 block of Tionontati Street on Saturday night, after departing from the South Lake

Tahoe Airport a couple of miles away.

Fire spread from the plane, a Beech 35 Bonanza, to the residence. Residents in the house escaped without injury.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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