FAIRFIELD — Officials in Butte County on Monday released the names of two men killed last week in a plane crash near Paradise.
Fred Lewis, 54, of Fairfield, and Matthew Moody, 26, of Alamo, died in the Aug. 13 crash, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office announced.
Lewis was a pilot, acquisitions director and trustee with the Maryland-based Collings Foundation. He was also a longtime member of the Jimmy Doolittle Air & Space Museum’s board of directors. He was named president of the Travis Heritage Center in October 2012.
Lewis and Moody were killed when their light single-engine, two-seater aircraft crashed while making a routine patrol of a natural gas pipeline for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. The crash sparked a fire that burned about 21 acres.
Lewis was co-owner and president of Vacaville-based AA Aerial Surveillance. A tribute to Lewis took place Friday at the Copart hangar at the Nut Tree Airport.
The crash remains under investigation.
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