CARMICHAEL (CBS13) — A Carmichael couple has been identified as the victims of a plane crash in Sonoma County.
Richard and Susan Bristow were in their small plane on Sunday afternoon when it went down about 1,000 yards from the Petaluma Municipal Airport.READ MORE: Ring Videos Show Creepy Encounters By Man At Home of Sacramento Mother And Her Children
Investigators say the couple were in their RV-6 when it lost power and crashed, leaving the single-engine kit plane in pieces on a roadway.READ MORE: 'I Thank God': More California Churches To Offer Vaccines In Effort To Reach Underserved Communities
The couple has lived in Carmichael for more than two decades, where Richard worked as a real estate agent. Neighbors were in shock to find out about their death, remembering the couple as kind and gentle people.MORE NEWS: 'A Trend That Won't Go Away': Sacramento City Leaders Consider Permanent Plans For Street Dining
The couple’s son said his father was an excellent pilot and believes something mechanical went wrong with the plane.