PROVO, Utah – Two individuals have been killed and a 3rd was injured when a small airplane crashed within the mountains south of Salt Lake Metropolis.
The 2 appeared to have died because of the collision, and the third was wandering off when rescuers arrived within the space east of Provo round noon Tuesday, stated Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Cannon stated at a press convention.
The airplane fell for unknown causes in a rugged space lined with bushes and partially lined with gentle snow. Rescuers in a helicopter pulled the injured particular person out on a dumpster and took him to the hospital, Cannon stated.
“The truth that they’re strolling round is not less than an preliminary good signal,” Cannon stated. “This particular person was nonetheless shifting and speaking.”
It was not instantly recognized the place the airplane took off and was heading. The kind of airplane and the identities of the victims weren’t revealed.
The accident has not but been listed on the Federal Aviation Administration’s web site for current U.S. aviation accidents.
Provo is a metropolis of about 100,000 individuals situated 45 miles (70 kilometers) south of Salt Lake Metropolis.