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Memorial today for Butte County plane crash victim

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Dec 24 2013 02:19:38 AM CST
Updated On: Aug 16 2013 11:06:36 AM CDT
Fred Lewis photo

Fred Lewis/Courtesy: The Reporter News

PARADISE, Calif. -

On Friday a memorial service will be held for one of the two men killed in a plane crash in Butte County.

The pilot,  55-year-old Fred Lewis of Vacaville, worked for AA Aerial Services.  Lewis was an Air Force veteran and was active in the aviation community.  On Friday a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. at Nut Tree Airport in Vacaville.

The other person killed in the crash was 26-year-old Matthew Moody of Danville.

Moody worked for Frontline Energy Services.

The victims have yet to be officially identified by authorities, but their deaths have been confirmed by friends who've spoken to their local newspapers.

The two were doing contract work checking PG&E gas transmission lines southwest of Paradise when the plane crashed Tuesday morning along Neal Road.  The crash sparked a 21 acre fire.

The NTSB is working to determine the cause of the crash.