Coroner Releases ID’s Of Redding Plane Crash Victims

The Shasta County Coroner’s Office has identified the two people killed the morning of August 27th in an airplane crash near Benton Airpark in West Redding as 59-year-old Michael Barry Garrett of Redding, who owned the Heavenly Doughnuts shops, and 37-year-old Navraj Singh Chatha of Rodeo. Garrett was piloting the single engine Beechcraft Bonanza and taking off when the plane went down in a canyon area just to the north of the runway across Placer Street, and sparked a brush fire. The two other passengers were badly burned. The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating the cause of the crash.