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The Stockton Record reports that Kenneth Mueller, the CFO at Raley's, and Richard Conte, the company's chief pilot, "died when their twin-engine plane crashed near Galt (California) less than 20 minutes after taking off from Tracy Municipal Airport on Sunday."

Chelsea Minor, a spokeswoman for Raley's, said, "Our organization is deeply saddened and heartbroken.  At this time, we are focused on supporting their families, friends and our colleagues."

The aircraft went down in a "marshy area" inside a private orchard.  The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.