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Leon Dwulet Jr., 67, and Renato Simone, 58, killed in plane crash after takeoff from Buchanan Field Airport in Concord, California

Modified Date: 
Sun, 11/19/2017 - 1:27pm
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Two people died in October plane crash near Concord

Federal Aviation Administration officials originally reported that the Oct. 25 crash killed just the pilot[1]of the Beechcraft A36 Bonanza, but the NTSB’s preliminary report says that in addition to the pilot, a certified flight instructor was also killed.

The Contra Costa County coroner’s office would not confirm the number of people killed in the crash, nor would the FAA. The identities of the people who died have not been released.

Danville, Orinda men identified as Black Diamond Mines plane crash victims

The Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office said 67-year-old Leon Dwulet Jr., of Orinda and 58-year-old Renato Simone, 58, of Danville perished in the Oct. 25 crash. The single-engine Beech A36 went down in the foothills near Nortonville Road just after 12:30 p.m.

People Involved: 
Leon Dwulet Jr.
Renato Simone

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